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FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 



Member of the State University System 
Miami, Florida 



2006-2007 UNIVERSITY GRADUATE CATALOG 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



3 Academic Calendar 

12 Message from President Maidique 

12 Message from Interim Dean Mintz 

13 University Information 

13 Florida Board of Education 

13 Florida Board of Governors 

13 FIU Board of Trustees 

13 University Administration 

13 University Mission 

13 University Values Statement 

13 The University 

14 University Park Campus 

16 Biscayne Bay Campus 

17 FIU Broward —Pines Center 

18 Accreditations 

20 University Graduate School 

21 Academic Programs 
25 Graduate Admissions 
29 Tuition and Fees 

32 Financial Aid 

34 University Graduate School Rules & Regulations 

34 Classification of Students 

34 Academic Degree Requirements 

36 Registration 



36 Grading 

39 Student Records 

39 Class Attendance 

39 Religious Holy Days 

40 Veterans Information 
40 Enrollment Certification 

40 Florida Residency Information 

42 General Information 

54 Administration and Staff 

58 Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System 

61 Academic Units 

63 Centers and Institutes 

65 Support Services 

67 School of Architecture 

79 College of Arts and Sciences 

209 College of Business Administration 

255 College of Education 

325 College of Engineering and Computing 

397 College of Health and Urban Affairs 

477 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 

487 School of Journalism and Mass Communication 

494 Index 

Campus Maps (inside front and back covers) 



FIU and Florida International University are registered marks. Florida International University believes in equal opportunity 
practices which conform to all laws against discrimination and is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, color, 
creed, age, handicap, sex, marital status, religion, or national origin. Additionally, the University is committed to the principle of 
taking the positive steps necessary to achieve the equalization of educational and employment opportunities. 

Note: The programs, policies, requirements, regulations published in this catalog are continually subject to review in order to 
serve the needs of the University's various constituencies and to respond to the mandates of the State Board of Education and 
the Florida Legislature. Changes in programs, policies, requirements, and regulations may be made without advanced notice. 
The ultimate responsibility for knowing degree requirements rests with students. 



Fees given in this catalog are tentative pending legislative action. 



MAILING ADDRESS GRADUATE ADMISSION 

Florida International University 
Graduate Admissions Office 
P.O. Box 659004 
Miami, Florida 33265-9004 



MAILING ADDRESS UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL 

Florida International University 
University Graduate School 
University Park, PC 230 
Miami, Florida 33199 



UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL WEBSITE: http://qradschool.fiu.edu Email Address: uqsQ.fiu.edu 
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE WEBSITE: http://qradschool.fiu.edu Email Address: qradadm(a)fiu.edu 
ONLINE APPLICATIONS: http://qradschool.fiu.edu 



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FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 






UNIVERSITY PARK CAMPUS 

11 200 SW 8 th Street 
Miami, Florida 33199 
305-348-2000 



FIU BROWARD-PINES CENTER 

17195 Sheridan Street 
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33331 
954-438-8600 



BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS 

3000 NE 151 st Street 
North Miami, Florida 33181 
305-919-5500 



ENGINEERING CENTER 

10555 W. Flagler Street 
Miami, Florida 33174 
305-348-3034 



EMERGENCY - DIAL 591 1 



AREA CODES: 

University Park phone numbers begin with area code 305 
Biscayne Bay phone numbers begin with area code 305 
FIU Broward-Pines Center phone numbers begin with area code 954 
Engineering Center numbers begin with area code 305 

From any FIU campus, dial FIU numbers direct: 

All University Park phone numbers 7-xxxx 

All Biscayne Bay phone numbers 6-xxxx 

All FIU Broward-Pines Center phone numbers 6-xxxx 

All Engineering Center numbers 7-xxxx 



Academic Calendar 2006-2007 3 



Academic Calendar 2006 • 2007 



August 28 - December 7 

Final Exams December 11-16 



June 10, 2005 + 
November 10, 2005 + 



Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 
planning to graduate in Fall 2006). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning 
to graduate in Fall 2006). 

+These 2005 dates are relevant deadlines for Fall 2006 



February 8 Wednesday 

March 17 Friday 
April 1 Saturday 
May 1 Monday 



May 22 Monday 
June 1 Thursday 



June 7 Wednesday 



June 12 Monday 
June 29 - 30 Thurs-Fri 
July 6-7 Thur 
July 7 Friday 
July 10 Monday 
July 11 Tuesday 
July 13-14 Thurs-Fri 
July 14 Friday 

July 14 Friday 



July 17 
July 20 
July 21 
July 22 
July 25 
July 27 
July 31 
July 31 



■18 Mon-Tues 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Tuesday 
■28 Thurs-Fri 
Monday 
August 4 



Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students 

planning to graduate in Fall 2006). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning 

to graduate in Spring 2007). 

Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission and certificate 

applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to apply for readmission to the University. 

Last day for beginning Freshmen to submit applications. 

Undergraduate Studies Advising for Fall 2006 term resumes. 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission and certificate 

applications and all supporting academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores. 

Last day for transfer undergraduate students to submit applications with supporting academic 

credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Spring 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students planning 

to graduate in Fall 2007). 

First day (by 5 pm) to apply for graduation at the end of Fall 2006 term. 

Fall Freshman Orientation, University Park (Honors College). 

Fall Freshman Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Freshman Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Last day to submit Undergraduate Readmission applications for priority consideration to the 

University. 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Fall 2006). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 

graduate in Summer 2007). 

Fall Freshman Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Freshman Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Registration Information and Access Codes available to returning undergraduate 

students and graduate students for Fall 2006 term. 



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August 1 Tuesday 
August 3 Thursday 
August 4 Friday 
August 5-11 
August 7-8 Mon-Tues 
August 10-11 Thurs-Fri 
August 11 Friday 
August 14-15 Mon-Tues 
August 14-23 

August 21 Monday 

August 22 Tuesday 

August 22 -23 Tues-Wed 

August 23 Wednesday 



August 24-25 Thurs to Friday 



August 25 Friday 

August 25- 27 Fri - Sun 
August 27 Sunday 
August 28 Monday 
August 31 Thursday 
September 1 Friday 
September 4 Monday 
September 5 Tuesday 



September 8 Friday 

September 11 Monday 
September 12 Tuesday 

September 22 Friday 
September 26 Tuesday 



October 7 Saturday 

October 9 Monday 
October 9-13 Mon-Fri 
October 10 Tuesday 
October 13 Friday 
October 26 Thursday 

November 3 Friday 

Nov 6-7 Mon-Tues 

November 9 Thursday 



Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Official Registration (Degree-Seeking Students) only by appointment time and day. 

Freshman Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Freshman Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Fall Freshman Orientation, University Park. 

Open Registration All Students. Continuous Web & Kiosk Registration. 

Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Fall Transfer Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. (Early Housing 

Check-In available 8/21 from 9 AM —5 PM). * 

Last day to have passed CAT-CLAST (computer version of ELS, Reading, and 

Math subtests) for Fall 2006 Graduation. 

Fall Freshman Orientation, University Park. (Early Housing Check-In available 8/21 

from 9 AM —5 PM). 

Last day to pay tuition and fees to avoid cancellation of enrollment. 

Last day to register without incurring a $100 late registration fee. Any class 

added after August 23 must be paid for on the same day to avoid a $100 late 

payment fee. 

Last day (by 7:00 p.m.) for students to apply for a Short Term Tuition Loan. 

New Graduate Students Orientation. (Early Housing Check-in available 8/22 from 

9 AM —5PM) * 

Fall Freshman Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus (Early Housing Check-In 

available 

8/23 from 9 AM —5 PM). * 

International Student Orientation (University Park Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus). 

(Early Housing Check-In available 8/24 from 9 AM —5 PM).* 

Official Housing Check-In (9 AM - 6 PM). 

Freshman Convocation (Required of All Freshmen). 

Classes begin. 

Freshman Luau (Biscayne Bay Campus) at noon. 

Faculty Orientation (Academic Affairs). 

Labor Day Holiday (University Closed). 

Last day to complete late registration. 

Drop/Add Period ends. 

Last day to change a grading option. 

Last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University without incurring a 

financial liability. 

Last day to register for the CLAST (exam paper-pencil versions) on October 7. Last day 

to register for the CLAST Essay subtest in time for Spring 2007 Graduation. 

Undergraduate Studies Advising for Spring 2007 term begins 

Last day (by 5 pm) to apply for graduation at the end of Fall 2006 term. All four subtests of 

CLAST must be satisfied and reflected in official University records. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Spring 2008). 

CLAST Examination (paper pencil version). Last day to take the CLAST Essay subtest 

for Spring 2007 Graduation. 

Honors College Convocation. 

Faculty Convocation Week. 

Faculty Convocation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Faculty Convocation (University Park Campus). 

Last day to submit FORM D5: Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request for Oral Defense. 

Last day to submit FORM M3: Preliminary Approval of Thesis and Request for Oral Defense. 

Deadline to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Deadline to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Spring Freshman Orientation, University Park 

Deadline to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Spring 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 

graduate in Fall 2007). 



Academic Calendar 2006-2007 5 



November 9 Thursday 

November 10 Friday 
November 16 Thursday 
November 23-24 Thurs-Fri 

December 1, Friday 
December 7-8 Thurs-Fri 
December 7 Thursday 



December 8-9 Fri-Sat 
December 11-16, Mon-Sat 
December 11-20 Mon-Wed 
December 14 Thursday 
December 18- 19 Mon-Tues. 
December 20 Wednesday 
December 21 Thursday 
December 22-25 



Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park (Evening Session 2-10 PM). 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before grade rosters 

are created. 

Veterans' Day Holiday Observed (University Closed). 

Last day to hold thesis/dissertation defense. 

Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed). 

No Saturday Classes. 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Classes end. 

Last day to submit final copies of dissertation and FORM D7: Final Approval of Dissertation. 

Last day to submit final copies of thesis and FORM M5: Final Approval of Thesis. 

Exam Study Days (No exams given on these days).** 

Official Examination Period. 

Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park (Evening Session 2-10 PM) 

Commencement Exercises. 

Deadline (by 1 1 :59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Complete grade report available to students by web and at kiosks. 

Winter Break (University Closed). 



January 8 -April 19 

Final Exams April 23 - 28 



September 28, 2005 + " 

March 17, 2006 +++ 
June 7, 2006 +++ 

September 1 Friday 
October 1 Sunday 
October 2 Monday 



November 6 - 10 

November 6-7 Mon-Tues 
November 6 Monday 
November 8-9 Wed-Thur 
November 9 Thursday 
November 9 Thursday 



Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 
planning to graduate in Spring 2007). 

+ *This 2005 date is a relevant deadline for Spring 2007. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 
graduate in Spring 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 
to graduate in Spring 2007). 

** + These 2006 dates are relevant deadlines for Spring 2007. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission and certificate 

applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to apply for readmission to the University. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores. 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission and certificate 

applications and all supporting academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for undergraduate students to submit applications with supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day to submit undergraduate Readmission applications for priority consideration to the 

University. 

First day to apply for Spring 2007 term graduation. 

Registration Information and Access Codes available to returning undergraduate 

students and graduate students for Spring 2007 term. 

Spring Freshmen Orientation, University Park 

Spring Transfer Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Spring Freshman Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Spring 2007. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning 

to graduate in Fall 2007. 



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November 10 Friday 
November 11-17 
November 14-15 Tues-Wed 
November 18 Saturday 
November 23 - 24 Thurs-Fri 
Nov 27-Jan. 3 
December 1 Friday 
December 7 Thursday 
December 8-9 Fri-Sat 
December 13 Wednesday 
Dec 18- Jan 3 
December 22 -25 
Dec 29-Jan 1 
January 1 Monday 
January 3 Wednesday 



January 3 Wednesday 
January 3 Wednesday 
January 3-4 Wed-Thurs 
January 4-5 Thurs-Fri 
January 5 Friday 



January 
January 
January 
January 
January 



5 Friday 

5 - 7, Fri-Sun 

8 Monday 

15 Monday 

16 Tuesday 



January 19 Friday 

January 22 Monday 
January 24 Wednesday 



February 6 Tuesday 
February 7 Wednesday 



February 17 Saturday 
March 8 Thursday 

March 12 Monday 
March 16 Friday 

March 16 Friday 



Veterans' Day Holiday Observed (University Closed). 

Official Registration (Degree-Seeking Students only) by appointment time and day. 

Spring Freshman Orientation, University Park. 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed). Continuous Web & Kiosk Registration. 

Open Registration All Students. Continuous Web & Kiosk Registration. 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park (7AM-10PM). 

Spring Freshmen Orientation, University Park. 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Winter Break (University Closed). 

New Year's Break (University Closed). 

Financial Aid Applications available for 2007-2008. 

Last day for returning students to pay tuition and fees to avoid cancellation of 

enrollment. 

Last day for returning students to register without incurring a $100.00 late registration 

fee. 

Any class added after January 3 must be paid for on the same day to avoid a $100 late 

payment fee. 

Last day (by 7:00 pm) for students to apply for a Short Term Tuition Loan. 

Last day to have passed CAT-CLAST (computer version of ELS, Reading, and Math 

subtests) for Spring 2007 Graduation. 

Spring Transfer Orientation, University Park. (Early Housing Check-In available 1/3 

from 9 AM —5 PM).* 

Spring Freshman Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. (Early Housing Check-In available 

1/3 from 9 AM -i 5 PM). * 

Spring Freshmen Orientation, University Park. (Early Housing Check-In available 1/3 

from 9 AM —5 PM). * 

Spring Transfer Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. (Early Housing Check-In available 1/4 

from 9 AM —5 PM).* 

International Student Orientation (University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Official Housing Check-In 9 am - 6 pm. 

Classes Begin. 

Martin Luther King Holiday (University Closed). 

Last day to complete late registration. 

Drop/Add Period ends. 

Last day to change grading option. 

Last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University without incurring a 

financial liability. 

Last day to register for the CLAST (exam paper-pencil version) on February 17. Last day 

to register for the CLAST Essay subtest in time for Summer 2007 Graduation. 

Undergraduate Studies Advising for Summer 2006/Fall 2007 terms begins. 

Last day (by 5 pm) to apply for Spring 2007 term graduation. All four subtests of CLAST 

must be satisfied and reflected in official University records. 

Last day for International Students to submit applications for Summer term admission. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students 

planning to graduate in Fall 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2008). 

CLAST Exam (paper pencil version). Last day to take the CLAST Essay subtest for 

Summer 2007 Graduation. 

Last day to submit FORM D5: Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request for Oral 

Defense. 

Last day to submit FORM M3: Preliminary Approval of Thesis and Request for Oral 

Defense. 

Last day to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 

graduate in Spring 2008). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Summer 2007). 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before grade rosters 

are created. 



Academic Calendar 2006-2007 7 



March 19 -24 
March 29 Thursday 
April 2 Monday 
April 9 Monday 
April 19 Thursday 



April 20-21 Fri-Sat 
April 23-28 Mon-Sat 
April 23-May 2 
April 30 - May 1 Mon-Tues. 
May 2 Wednesday 
May 3 Thursday 
May 3 Thursday 
May 20 Sunday 



Spring Break. 

Last day to hold thesis/dissertation defense. 

Summer Transfer Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer Transfer Orientation, University Park (7AM —10 PM). 

Classes end. 

Last day to submit final copies of dissertation and FORM D7: Final Approval of Dissertation. 

Last day to submit final copies of thesis and FORM M5: Final Approval of Thesis. 

Exam Study Days (No exams given on these days)." 

Official Examination Period. 

Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 

Commencement Exercises. 

Deadline (by 1 1 :59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Complete grade report available to students by web and at kiosks. 

Summer Transfer Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

College of Law Commencement. 



May 7 -August 11 



May 7 -June 21 

February 8, 2006 ++++ 
July 14, 2006 ++++ 
September 26, 2006 ++++ 



Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 

graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Summer 2007). 



These 2006 dates are relevant deadlines for Summer 2007. 



February 1 Thurs 



February 7 Wednesday 



February 12 Monday 
March 1 Thursday 



March 16 Friday 



April 1 Sunday 



April 2 Monday 
April 2-6 

April 7-18 
April 9 Monday 
April 10 Tuesday 



Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission and certificate 

applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to apply for readmission to the university. 

Last day to submit undergraduate Readmission applications for priority consideration to the 

University. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Fall 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2008). 

First day to apply for Summer 2006 term graduation. 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission and certificate 

applications and all supporting academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Spring 2008). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores. 

Last day for undergraduate students to submit applications with supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Summer Transfer Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Registration Information and Access Codes available to all returning undergraduate 

students and all graduate students for Summer 2007 term. 

Official Registration (Degree Seeking Students only) by appointment time and day. 

Summer Transfer Orientation, University Park (7AM —10 PM). 

Summer Transfer Orientation, University Park. 



8 Graduate Catalog 



April 19- May 2 
April 25 - May 2 
May 2 Wednesday 



May 3 Thursday 
May 4 - 6 Fri - Sun 
May 4 Friday 
May 7 Monday 

May 14 Monday 



May 18 Friday 
May 22 Monday 
May 23 Wed 

May 28 Monday 
June 2 Saturday 

June 4 Monday 

June 6 Wednesday 



June 7-8 Thurs-Fri 
June 8 Friday 



June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 
June 



11-12 Mon-Tues 
14-15 Thurs-Fri 
18-19 Mon-Tues 
21-22 Thurs-Fri 
20-25 Wed-Mon 
21-22 Thurs-Fri 
21 Thursday 

25 Monday 

26 Tuesday 



Open Registration All Students. Continuous Web & Kiosk Registration. 

Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Last day to pay tuition and fees for all Summer A, B and C classes added by May 2 to 

avoid cancellation. 

Last day to register without incurring a $100 late registration fee. Any class added after 

May 2 must be paid for on the same day to avoid a $100 late payment fee. 

Last day (by 7:00 pm) for students to apply for a Short Term Tuition Loan. 

Last day to register for CLAST exam on June 2. 

Summer Transfer Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Official Housing Check-In 9 am to 6 pm for Summer Term A. 

International Student Orientation (University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Classes begin. 

Undergraduate Studies Advising for Summer B 2006/Fall 2007 terms resumes. 

Last day to complete late registration. 

Drop/Add Period ends. 

Last day to change grading option. 

Last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University without incurring a financial 

liability. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Fall Transfer Orientation University Park. (Afternoon Session) 

Last day to apply for Summer 2007 graduation term. All four subtests of CLAST must be 

satisfied and reflected in official University records. 

Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed). 

CLAST Examination (paper-pencil version). Last day to take CLAST Essay subtest for 

Fall 2007 Graduation. 

Last day to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Spring 2008). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Fall 2008). 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before grade rosters 

are created. 

Summer B Freshman Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer B Freshman Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer B Freshman Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer B Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park 

Classes end. *** 

Deadline (by 1 1 :59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Complete grade report available to students by web and kiosks. *** 



June 27 -August 11 

February 8, 2006 ++++ 
July 14, 2006 ++++ 
September 26, 2006* +++ 



Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 

graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Summer 2007). 

* + * + These 2006 dates are relevant deadlines for Summer 2007. 



February 1 Thursday 
February 7 Wednesday 



Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission and certificate 

applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to apply for readmission to the university. 

Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Fall 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 



Academic Calendar 2006-2007 9 



March 1 Thursday 
March 1 Thursday 
March 16 Friday 



April 2 Monday 
April 9 Monday 
May 3 Thursday 
June 4 Monday 
June 4-5 Mon-Tues 
June 6 Wednesday 



June 7-8 Thurs-Fri 
June 11-12 Mon-Tues 
June 14-15 Thurs-Fri 
June 18-19 Mon-Tues 
June 21-22 Thurs-Fri 
June 25 Monday 
June 25-26 Mon & Tues 

June 26 Tuesday 



June 27 Wednesday 
June 29 Friday 



July 4 Wednesday 
July 5 Thursday 



July 12 Thursday 
July 13 Friday 



July 20 Friday 
July 24 Tuesday 

July 27 Friday 

August 8-16 
August 10 Friday 

August 11 Saturday 
August 15 Wednesday 
August 16 Thursday 



planning to graduate in Summer 2008). 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission, and certificate 

applications and supporting academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores. 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 

graduate in Spring 2008). 

Summer Transfer Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus 

Summer Transfer Orientation, University Park 7 AM to 1 PM. 

Summer Transfer Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer Term B registration resumes. 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning to 

graduate in Spring 2008). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Fall 2008). 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park. 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer B Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Summer B Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Official Housing Check-In 9 am to 6 pm for Summer Term B. 

International Student Orientation (University Park & Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Last day to pay tuition and fees to avoid cancellation of enrollment. 

Last day to register without incurring a $100 late registration fee. Any class added after 

June 26 must be paid for on the same day to avoid a $100 late payment fee. 

Last day (by 7:00 p.m.) for students to apply for a Short Term Tuition Loan. 

Classes begin. 

Last day to submit FORM D5: Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request for Oral 

Defense. 

Last day to submit FORM M3: Preliminary Approval of Thesis and Request for Oral Defense. 

Independence Day (University Closed). 

Drop/Add Period ends. 

Last day to change grading option. 

Last day to complete late registration. 

Last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University without incurring a financial 

liability. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 

graduate in Summer 2008). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Fall 2007). 

Last day to hold thesis/dissertation defense. 

Last day to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before grade rosters 

are created. 

Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 

Last day to submit final copies of dissertation and FORM D7: Final Approval of Dissertation 

Last day to submit final copies of thesis and FORM M5: Final Approval of Thesis. 

Classes end. 

Deadline (by 1 1 :59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Complete grade report available to students by web and kiosks. 



May 7 -August 11 

February 8, 2006 ++++ 
July 14, 2006 ++++ 



Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 



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September 26, 2006 +++ 



graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 
to graduate in Summer 2007). 

++ *These 2006 dates are relevant deadlines for Summer 2007. 



February 1 Thursday 



February 7 Wednesday 



February 12 Monday 
March 1 Thursday 



March 16 Friday 



April 1 Sunday 



April 2 
April 2 - 6 

April 7-18 
April 9 Monday 
April 19-May 4 
April 25-May 2 
May 2 Wednesday 



May 3 Thursday 
May 4- 6 Fri-Sun 
May 5 Friday 
May 7 Monday 

May 14 Monday 



May 22 Monday 
May 23 Wednesday 

May 28 Monday 

June 1 Friday 
June 4-5 Mon-Tues 
June 7-8 Thurs-Fri 
June 6 Wednesday 



June 11-12 Mon-Tues 



Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission and certificate 

applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to apply for readmission to the University. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Fall 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2008). 

First day to apply for Summer 2007 term graduation. 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission, and certificate 

applications and supporting academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores. 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Summer 2007). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning to 

graduate in Spring 2008). 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores. 

Last day for undergraduate students to submit applications with supporting academic 

credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day to submit undergraduate Readmission applications for priority consideration to the 

University. 

Summer (A, B or C) Transfer Orientation, Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Registration Information and Access Codes available to all returning undergraduate 

and graduate students for Summer 2006 term. 

Official Registration (Degree-Seeking Students only) by appointment time and day. 

Summer (A, B or C) Transfer Orientation, University Park 7 AM to 10 PM. 

Open Registration All Students. Continuous Web & Kiosk Registration. 

Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Last day to pay tuition and fees to avoid cancellation of enrollment. 

Last day to register without incurring a $100 late registration fee. Any class added after 

May 2 must be paid for on the same day to avoid a $100 late payment fee. 

Last day (by 7:00 p.m.) for students to apply for a Short Term Tuition Loan. 

Summer Transfer Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Official Housing Check-In 9 am to 6 pm for Summer Term C. 

International Student Orientation (University Park/Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Classes begin. 

Undergraduate Studies Advising for Fall 2007 term resumes. 

Last day to complete late registration. 

Drop/Add Period ends. 

Last day to change grading option. 

Last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University without incurring a financial 

liability. 

Fall Transfer Orientation University Park. (Afternoon Session). 

Last day (by 5 pm) to apply for Summer 2007 graduation. All four subtests of CLAST must 

be satisfied and reflected in official University records. 

Last day to apply for Summer 2007 term graduation. 

Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed). 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park. 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park. 

Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (master's students planning 

to graduate in Spring 2008). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Fall 2008). 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 



Academic Calendar 2006-2007 1 1 



June 14-15 Thurs-Fri 
June 18-19 Mon-Tues 
June 21-22 Thurs-Fri 
June 25 Monday 
June 29 Friday 



July 4, Wednesday 
July 5 Thursday 

July 13 Friday 



July 20 Friday 
July 27 Friday 

August 8-15 Wed-Wed 
August 10 Friday 

August 11 Saturday 
August 15 Wednesday 
August 16 Thursday 
August 27 Monday 



Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer B Freshmen Orientation, University Park and Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Summer B Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Summer B Transfer Orientation, University Park. 

Last day to submit FORM D5: Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request for Oral 

Defense. 

Last day to submit FORM M3: Preliminary Approval of Thesis and Request for Oral Defense. 

Independence Day (University Closed). 

Last day to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (doctoral students planning 

to graduate in Summer 2008). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (master's students planning to 

graduate in Fall 2007). 

Last day to hold thesis/dissertation defense. 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before grade rosters 

are created. 

Grades rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 

Last day to submit final copies of dissertation and FORM D7: Final Approval of Dissertation. 

Last day to submit final copies of thesis and FORM M5: Final Approval of Thesis. 

Classes end. 

Deadline (by 1 1 :59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Complete grade report available to students by web and kiosks. 

Fall 2007 semester classes begin. 



*Early Housing Check-in is available ONLY for residents registered for these Orientations and who live outside Dade and Broward 

Counties. Early Housing Check-in is subject to a daily fee charge. 

**Labs, clinical placements, internships, Friday only and Saturday only classes are exempt from Exam Study Days. 

***Grades will be posted on transcripts. However, graduation will not be processed until the end of the Complete Summer Term. 



Calendar dates are subject to change. Please contact appropriate offices for verification and updates. University Graduate School 
deadlines are available at http://qradschool.fiu.edu . This calendar includes official University holidays. Faculty are encouraged to 
make accommodations for students who wish to observe religious holidays. Students should make their requests known at the 
beginning of the semester. For a listing of religious holidays you may visit http://www.interfaithcalendar.org. 



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PRESIDENT 

MODESTO A. MAIDIQUE 

Dear Graduate Students: 

Welcome to Florida International University. In this Course 
Catalog we provide a broad overview of our institution, including a 
great deal of useful information to guide you through your 
academic experience. 

As a leading public research university located in one of the 
nation's most exciting international cities, FIU offers a rare 
combination of vast resources, personal attention and 
affordability. With more than 200 baccalaureate, master's and 
doctoral degree programs- as well as a nationally renowned 
faculty and an intimate learning environment- we prepare our 
students for the leading job markets and the latest technologies. 
Committed to both quality and access, FIU meets the educational 
needs of traditional students, as well as the increasing numbers of 
part-time students and lifelong learners. 

FIU has a nationally and internationally renowned full-time faculty 
known for outstanding teaching and cutting-edge research. 
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked FIU among the 
country's top 50 best values in public higher education in its 2006 
annual survey. The university is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the 
nation's oldest and most distinguished academic honor society. 
FIU is ranked as a Research University in the High Research 
Activity category of the Carnegie Foundation's prestigious 
classification system. Our students, faculty and alumni continually 
receive national and international recognition for their 
achievements. 

In March 2006, FIU received approval from the Florida Board of 
Governors to create a School of Medicine. In establishing South 
Florida's only public medical school, the university is continuing its 
tradition of addressing pressing community challenges. With an 
FIU School of Medicine, FIU students, faculty and alumni will 
transform medical education and health care in the region and 
greatly enhance the university's research mission. 

Graduate education is central to the research core of FlU's 
mission. Our graduate students, under the expert guidance of our 
faculty, are making major contributions to the intellectual 
discourse in many disciplines. Graduates from our professional 
schools and colleges have become leaders in corporate, non- 
profit and governmental sectors throughout the world. Whatever 
your intellectual desires and career objectives may be, you will 
find the resources and opportunity to fulfill your personal and 
professional goals at FIU. 




INTERIM DEAN 
STEPHAN L. MINTZ 

Dear Graduate Students: 

As our world becomes more complex and our occupations more 
specialized, an increasing number of students decide to enter 
graduate school. Here they obtain the training necessary to enter 
satisfying, long term careers and learn the basis of critical thinking 
which will enable them to grow intellectually for a lifetime. It is for 
these reasons that increasing numbers of employers demand 
graduate training as a credential for employment and for 
advancement. 

At Florida International University we offer a wide range of 
graduate programs to satisfy virtually every need. We have over 
120 graduate programs including 28 doctoral programs and 
almost 100 masters and certificate programs. Florida 
International University is a young and growing university with a 
total student body of 37,000 students of whom approximately 
6,000 are graduate students. We have an active Graduate 
Student Association to provide social activities which are a 
welcome respite from study. 

Although we are a young university we have assembled an 
outstanding graduate faculty and as a result our graduate 
programs have achieved international recognition. The abilities of 
our faculty have attracted a very talented graduate student body. 
Because much learning at the graduate level is through 
interaction with one's peers, the able and diverse nature of our 
graduate students provide ample opportunities for intellectual 
discussions and for the honing of research skills. 

Florida International University also offers the infrastructure 
necessary for graduate work at the cutting edge of research. We 
have modern, well equipped laboratories, and ample computer 
facilities and support. We also boast one of the largest libraries in 
the State University System. All of this is available to our 
graduate students to help them achieve their goals in a timely 
manner and obtain the postgraduate appointments they desire. 

The University Graduate School provides support services to our 
graduate students. Our catalog lists our full range of programs 
and courses as well as helpful information concerning University 
services. We welcome you to our graduate school and to 
graduate education at one of the World's most exciting and 
dynamic universities. 



University Information 13 



UNIVERSITY INFORMATION 



FLORIDA BOARD OF EDUCATION 

John Winn Commissioner of Education 

F. Philip Handy Chair 

Donna Callaway 
T. Willard Fair 
Kathleen Shanahan 
Roberto Martinez 
Phoebe Raulerson 
Linda Taylor 

FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS 

Carolyn K. Roberts Chair 

John Dasburg Vice Chair 

Jorge Arrizurieta 

Akshay Desai 

Ann W. Duncan 

Charles "Charlie" Edwards 

Joe Goldberg 

J. Stanley Marshall 

Frank Martin 

Sheila M. McDevitt 

Martha Pelaez 

Lynn Pappas 

Ava L. Parker 

Tico Perez 

John W. Temple 

John Winn Commissioner 

Zachariah P. Zachariah 

Mark B. Rosenberg Chancellor 



FIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

David R. Parker 
Sergio Pino 
Betsy S. Atkins 
Albert E. Dotson, Sr. 
Patricia Frost 
Armando J. Guerra 
Bruce Hauptli 
R. Kirk Landon 
Miriam Lopez 
David R. Parker 
Alfonso Leon 
Claudia Puig 
Rosa Sugranes 
Herbert Wertheim 

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION 



Chair 
Vice Chair 



Modesto A. Maidique 
Ronald M. Berkman 

TBA 

Rosa L. Jones 

Howard R. Lipman 
John P. McGowan 



President 

Acting Provost and Executive Vice 

President, Academic Affairs 

Vice President, Research 

Vice President, Student Affairs and 

Undergraduate Education 

Vice President, Advancement 

Vice President, 

Information Technology and Chief Information Officer 

Cristina Mendoza General Counsel 

Marcos Perez Vice President, Administration 



Vivian Sanchez Senior Vice President, Business and 

Finance, and Human Resources, Chief Financial 

Officer 
Vice President, Enrollment 
Management 
Executive Vice Provost, Academic 
Affairs 
Interim Dean, College of Education 
Dean, School of Architecture 
Executive Dean, College of 
Business Administration 
Interim Dean, Honors College 
Dean, School of 
Journalism and Mass Communication 
Interim Dean, University Graduate 
School 



Corinne M. Webb 

Douglas Wartzok 

Judith A. Blucker 
Juan A. Bueno 
Joyce J. Elam 

Leslie Northup 
Lillian L. Kopenhaver 



Stephan L. Mintz 



Vishwanath Prasad 

Leonard P. Strickman 
Mark Szuchman 

Ray Thomlison 

Joseph J. West 



Executive Dean, College of 

Engineering and Computing 

Dean, College of Law 

Interim Dean, College of Arts 

and Sciences 

Interim Executive Dean, College of 

Health & Urban Affairs 

Dean, School of Hospitality and 

Tourism Management 



UNIVERSITY MISSION 

Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, 
research university serving southeast Florida, the state, 
the nation, and the international community. Our mission 
is to impart knowledge through excellent teaching, 
promote public service, discover new knowledge, solve 
problems through research, and foster creativity. 

UNIVERSITY VALUES STATEMENT 

Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, 
research university serving southeast Florida, the state, 
the nation, and the international community. Our mission 
is to impart knowledge through excellent teaching, 
promote public service, discover new knowledge, solve 
problems through research, and foster creativity. 

THE UNIVERSITY 

Florida International University — Miami's public research 
university — is one of America's most dynamic institutions 
of higher learning. Since opening in 1972, FIU has 
achieved many benchmarks of excellence that have taken 
other universities more than a century to reach. FIU, a 
member institution of the State University System of 
Florida, was established by the Florida Legislature in 
1965. Classes began in September 1972, with 5,667 
students enrolled in upper division and graduate programs 
— the largest opening day enrollment in the history of 
American higher education. In 1984, FIU received 
authority to begin offering degree programs at the doctoral 
level, and in 1994, the Carnegie Foundation for the 
Advancement of Teaching classified FIU as a Doctoral I 
University. In 2005 FIU was classified by the Carnegie 



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Foundation as a Research University/High Research 
Activity. 

Modesto A. (Mitch) Maidique is FlU's fourth president. 
Appointed in 1986, the former Harvard Business School 
professor and high-tech entrepreneur received his Ph.D. in 
Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology and was associated with MIT, Harvard, and 
Stanford for 20 years. President Maidique has built on the 
sound foundation laid by his predecessors — Charles E. 
Perry, FlU's first president, appointed in July 1969; Harold 
B. Crosby, who succeeded in June 1976; and Gregory B. 
Wolfe, named the third president in February 1979. 

FIU has nationally and internationally renowned faculty 
known for their outstanding teaching and cutting-edge 
research; students from throughout the U.S. and more 
than 130 foreign countries; and alumni who have risen to 
prominence in every field and are a testament to the 
University's academic excellence. The University is a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most 
distinguished academic honor society. Florida 
International University offers more than 200 
baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree programs in 
19 colleges and schools: School of Architecture; College 
of Arts and Sciences (School of Music); College of 
Business Administration (School of Accounting, Chapman 
Graduate School); College of Education; College of 
Engineering and Computing (School of Computing and 
Information Sciences); College of Health and Urban Affairs 
(School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Schools of 
Social Work, Policy and Management, and Stempel 
School of Public Health); Honors College; School of 
Journalism and Mass Communication; School of 
Hospitality and Tourism Management; College of Law; and 
the University Graduate School. 

FIU has more than 37,000 students, 1,100 full-time 
faculty, and 113,000 alumni, making it the largest 
university in South Florida and placing it among the 
nation's largest colleges and universities. The University 
has two campuses — University Park in western Miami- 
Dade County and the Biscayne Bay Campus in northeast 
Miami-Dade County — and an educational facility at the 
Pines Educational Center in nearby Broward County. 
Additionally, numerous programs are offered at off- 
campus locations and online. U.S. News & World Report 
has ranked FIU among the top 100 public national 
universities in its annual survey of "America's Best 
Colleges." FIU has been recognized as one of the top 10 
public commuter universities in the nation by Money. 
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine ranked FIU as the 
country's 18th best value in public higher education. 

Research is a major component of our mission. The 
purpose of the Division of Research is to improve the 
quality of life in our region, the state and the larger 
international community through research. We are 
particularly interested in environmental quality, energy, 
health, water quality, sustainable communities, economic 
development, security and safety. Multidisciplinary teams, 
information technology and international culture are major 
themes in our research. 

FIU is one of the nation's major research universities 
and we expend approximately $100 million annually on 
research. Our research is funded by more than 200 public 
and private organizations, and in terms of dollar value, our 
largest sponsor is the Federal Government with funding 
from 41 different Federal agencies. The University has 



many specialized research facilities including a new nano 
scale research and fabrication laboratory. We also 
conduct many studies "off site" throughout the United 
States and the world. Undergraduate and graduate 
students participate actively in all of our research 
endeavors. FIU exports its discoveries for public benefit 
through publications, formal technology transfer 
agreements, public testimony and evidence-based 
advocacy. 

UNIVERSITY PARK 

The University Park Campus is a 344 acre site on the 
western edge of Miami, the center of a metropolitan area 
of almost four million people. Apartment-style residence 
halls, the PharMed Arena, a nationally certified 
environmental preserve, and athletic facilities all contribute 
to a pleasant collegiate atmosphere on University Park, 
which is also Florida International University's largest 
campus. FlU's University Park (UP) has an impressive 
campus architecture, lush tropical landscaping, the Martin 
Z. Margulies Sculpture Park, recognized nationally as one 
of the world's most important collections of sculpture and 
the largest on a university campus, and an eight-story, $30 
million library. There is also a state-of-the-art performing 
arts center, a new fitness center, an expanded university 
center, a 4,500 seat PharMed Arena and a 17,500 seat 
football stadium. University Park also has laboratories, 
auditoriums, music and art studios, an art museum, an 
international conference theater, an experimental theater 
and many student organizations including the prestigious 
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. There is a wide variety of 
clubs on campus to meet the professional, service, 
athletic, social, and cultural needs of the FIU community. 

The Green Library at University Park is the largest in 
South Florida. FlU's libraries at University Park and 
Biscayne Bay Campus have more than 1.6 million 
volumes, 19,000 journals (5,000 online), 300 databases, 
158,000 audio-visual units, and 3.4 million microform 
units, along with substantial holdings of federal, state, 
local, and international documents, maps, institutional 
archives, and curriculum materials. In addition to its own 
holdings, the libraries can access those of other 
universities nationally. 

Recent additions to University Park include University 
House; the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building 
designed by Bernard Tschumi; a 221,000 square-foot 
Health and Life Sciences complex (HLS I & II); a Health & 
Wellness Center; a 50,000 square-foot Recreation Center; 
an 83,000 square-foot Management and Advancement 
Research Center (MARC); and four parking garages with 
over 4,900 additional parking spaces. The Graham 
Center, currently approximately 270,000 square feet, 
includes an expanded Barnes & Noble bookstore with a 
cafe and new Campus Life offices in the second floor 
addition. A new food court and shops have been added. 

Residence halls at University Park include Panther Hall, 
Everglades Hall, University Park Towers, and the 
University Apartments. Lakeview Housing will open in Fall 
2006. Housing staff assist students in selecting 
accommodations to meet their particular needs. Housing 
for married students is available on a limited basis. 
Graduate housing is also limited and applications should 
be submitted as early as possible. 



University Information 15 




UNIVERSITY PARK 



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BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS 

The Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International 
University is located on 200 acres on the waterfront of 
Biscayne Bay and has an enrollment in excess of 8000 
students. The campus is headquarters for academic 
programs in Hospitality and Tourism Management, 
Journalism and Mass Communication, Marine Biology, 
and Creative Writing. The new Marine Biology building 
will open in Fall 2006. Select programs in Arts and 
Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Health 
and Urban Affairs are also offered (for specific degree 
programs please refer to Academic Programs in this 
catalog). 

The Biscayne Bay Campus is also the hub of Continuing 
and Professional Studies (CAPS). It serves as host for the 
Lifelong Learning Institute, the HRS-Children and Families 
Professional Development Center, the International Media 
Center, the Institute for Public Opinion Research, Center 
on Aging, and the Roz and Cal Kovens Conference 
Center. The Kovens Conference Center is a state-of-the- 



art conference facility located on Biscayne Bay. 

Apartment-style residential housing on the Biscayne 
Bay Campus accommodates 276 students. Student life is 
enhanced through the provision of programs and services 
offered in the Wolfe University Center through Student 
Affairs, which is the focal point of social and cultural 
activity outside of the classroom. The campus also 
provides a Health and Wellness Center. Expansion of the 
Wolfe University Center will provide additional dining 
choices and a new Recreation Center. An active, award- 
winning Science Club serves the interest of research- 
oriented undergraduates. 

The campus is administered by the Office of the Vice 
Provost for Biscayne Bay Campus. This office includes 
representatives from the Divisions of Academic Affairs, 
Business and Finance, Student Affairs, Human 
Resources, University Advancement, and the Biscayne 
Bay Society. 




BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS 



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BROWARD PINES CENTER 

Florida International University has brought higher 
education closer to home for thousands of South Broward 
residents through its Pines Center at the Academic Village 
in Pembroke Pines. Classes are held in a state-of-the-art 
90,000 square foot facility that includes spacious 
classrooms, computer labs, case study rooms, a student 
lounge and a 450-seat auditorium. FIU Broward Pines 
Center shares the Academic Village with Broward 
Community College, the City of Pembroke Pines Charter 
High School and Southwest Regional Library. 

Currently select programs at the bachelor's, master's 
and doctoral level are being offered by the College of Arts 
and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College 
of Education, College of Engineering, and the College of 
Health and Urban Affairs. For specific degree programs, 
please refer to the Broward Pines Center link on the 



University home page, as well as the relevant pages in this 
catalog. In addition to degree-seeking programs, the 
English Language Institute and Continuing and Professional 
Studies offer non-credit courses. 

Students attending the Pines Center benefit from well- 
equipped computer labs and access to the resources of 
both the FIU libraries (University Park and Biscayne Bay 
Campus) and the Broward County Southwest Regional 
Library. The Broward Student Government Association 
sponsors social and cultural events that provide students 
with opportunities to enhance their experiences outside of 
the classroom. 

For additional information on the Broward Pines Center 
visit http://broward.fiu.edu or contact us directly at 954- 
438-8600. 




BROWARD PINES CENTER 



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ACCREDITATIONS 

All academic programs of Florida International University are approved by the Florida Board of Education, the FIU Board of 
Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) 
to award the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. SACS reaffirmed FlU's accreditation on December 5, 2000. 
Degree programs at FIU are accredited or approved by the appropriate specialized accreditation agency, or are pursuing full 
accreditation or approval. To obtain information about the specialized accreditation agencies, their criteria and review process, 
contact the Chairperson/Director of the respective degree program. The professional accrediting agencies and the respective 
FIU degree programs are listed in alphabetical order below. 



Accounting 

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 
(AACSB) International 

Anesthesiology Nursing 

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia 
Educational Programs (COA) 

Architecture 

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) 

Art and Art History 

National Association of Schools of Art and Design 
(NASAD) 

Art Museum 

American Association of Museums 

Business 

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 
(AACSB) International 

Chemistry 

American Chemical Society (ACS) (Certified) 

Computer Science 

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology 
(ABET) 

Construction Management 

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) 

Counselor Education: Community Mental Health 
Counseling 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related 
Educational Programs (CACREP) 
Counselor Education: School Counseling 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related 
Educational Programs (CACREP) 

Dietetics and Nutrition 

Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education 
(CADE) 
Education 
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 
(NCATE) 

Engineering 

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology 
(ABET) 

Forensic Science 

American Academy of Forensic Sciences 

Health Information Systems 

American Health Information Management Association 
(AHIMA) 
Health Services Administration 

Accrediting Commission on Education for Health 
Services Administration (ACEHSA) 



Journalism and Mass Communication 

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and 
Mass Communications (ACEJMC) 
Landscape Architecture 

Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) 

Law (Provisional) 
American Bar Association (ABA) 

Music 

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 

Nursing 

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission 
(NLNAC) 

Occupational Therapy 

Accrediting Council for Occupational Therapy Education 
(ACOTE) 

Parks and Recreation 

National Recreation and Parks Association/American 
Association for Leisure and Recreation (NRPA/AALR) 

Physical Therapy 

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy 
Education (CAPTE) 

Public Administration 

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and 
Administration (NASPAA) 

Public Health 

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 

Social Work 

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 

Speech Language Pathology 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
(ASHA) 

Theatre 

National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) 



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UGS 




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UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL 



Stephan L. Mintz 
John Landrum 



Interim Dean 
Interim Associate Dean 



The University Graduate School has oversight of post- 
baccalaureate programs in all colleges and schools with 
the exception of the J.D. program in the College of Law. 
Working with the Graduate Faculty and the Graduate 
Council of the Faculty Senate, the University Graduate 
School develops and implements the policies and 
procedures that guide graduate education at the 
University. 

Graduate Admissions is usually the first point of 
contact entering graduate students have with the Uni- 
versity Graduate School. Students are admitted to the 
University Graduate School upon recommendation of the 
graduate program to which they have applied. 

The University Graduate School oversees the uni- 
versity-wide fellowship programs: Presidential Fellow- 
ships, Presidential Enhanced Assistantships, and 
Dissertation Year Fellowships. The University Graduate 
School also works with the graduate programs to provide 
support to Graduate Assistants. The stipend for 
Graduate Assistants is provided by the graduate 
program, within guidelines set by the University Graduate 
School, and the accompanying tuition waivers are pro- 
vided by the University Graduate School. 



Graduate students completing non-thesis master's 
degrees typically have little contact with the University 
Graduate School between admission and the certification 
of completion of degree requirements unless they need 
to request an exception to one of the rules or regulations 
governing graduate education. However, students 
completing thesis master's degrees and all students in 
doctoral programs have more contact with the University 
Graduate School as they obtain University Graduate 
School approval for their thesis or dissertation 
committee, thesis or dissertation proposal, thesis or 
dissertation defense announcement, and final thesis or 
dissertation. 

The University Graduate School works with the 
Graduate Students Association to help enrich the total 
graduate student experience: academically, socially, and 
culturally. The University Graduate School serves as an 
ombudsman for graduate students. 

All graduate students are encouraged to visit the 
University Graduate School (PC 230), or call 305-348- 
2455, or log on to the web site, http://qradschool.fiu.edu 
to learn the answers to questions regarding any phase of 
their graduate education. 



Academic Programs 21 



Academic Programs 



UNIVERSITY PARK PROGRAMS 



SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 

http://www.fiu.edu/~soa/ 

Master of Arts in Architecture 

Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture 

Master of Arts in Interior Design 

Master of Architecture 

Master of Landscape Architecture 

Master of Interior Design 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/casdean/ 

Master of Music 
MASTER OF ARTS IN: 

African-New World Studies 

Asian Studies 

Comparative Sociology 

Economics 

English 

History 

International Studies 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

Liberal Studies 

Linguistics 

Political Science 

Religious Studies 

Spanish 
MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN: 

Creative Writing 

Visual Arts 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Environmental Studies 

Environmental and Urban Systems 

Forensic Science 

Geosciences 

Mathematical Sciences 

Music Education 

Physics 

Psychology 

Statistics 
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN: 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Comparative Sociology 

Economics 

Geosciences 

History 

International Relations 

Physics 

Political Science 

Psychology 

Spanish 



COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION 

http://business.fiu.edu/ 

Master of Accounting 
Master of Business Administration 
Master of International Business 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Finance 

Human Resource Management 

International Real Estate 

Management Information Systems 

Taxation 
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

http://education.fiu.edu/ 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING: 

Art Education (K-1 2) 

English Education (6-12) 

French Education (K-1 2) 

Mathematics Education (6-12) 

Science Education (6-12) 

Social Studies Education (6-12) 

Spanish Education (K-1 2) 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Adult Education 

Art Education (K-1 2) 

Counselor Education 

Curriculum and Instruction 

Early Childhood Education 

Educational Leadership 

Exercise and Sports Sciences 

Foreign Language Education: TESOL 

Higher Education Administration 

Human Resource Development 

International/lntercultural Education 

Parks and Recreation Management 

Physical Education 

Reading Education (K-1 2) 

Special Education 

Urban Education 
EDUCATION SPECIALIST IN: 

Curriculum and Instruction 

Educational Leadership 

School Psychology 
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION IN: 

Adult Education and Human Resource Development 

Curriculum and Instruction 

Educational Administration and Supervision 

Exceptional Student Education 

Higher Education 
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction 



22 Graduate Catalog 



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 
COMPUTING 

http://www.enq.fiu.edu/ 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Biomedical Engineering 

Civil Engineering 

Computer Engineering 

Computer Science 

Construction Management 

Electrical Engineering 

Engineering Management 

Environmental Engineering 

Environmental and Urban Systems 

Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Materials Science and Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering 

Technology Management 

Telecommunications and Networking 
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN: 

Biomedical Engineering 

Civil Engineering 

Computer Science 

Electrical Engineering 

Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND URBAN 
AFFAIRS 

http://chua.fiu.edu/ 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Criminal Justice 

Dietetics and Nutrition 

Nursing 

Occupational Therapy 

Physical Therapy 
Master of Health Services Administration 
Master of Public Administration 
Master of Public Health 
Master of Social Work 
Master of Speech Language Pathology 
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN: 

Dietetics and Nutrition 

Nursing 

Public Management 

Public Health 

Social Welfare 



PROGRAMS 



http://www.fiu.edu/~bbc/ 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

http://www.fiu.edu/~casdean/bbcas/ 

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 
MASTER OF ARTS IN: 

African-New World Studies 

English 
Master of Science in Psychology 
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

http://education.fiu.edu/ 

Master of Science in Urban Education 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND URBAN 
AFFAIRS 

http://chua.fiu.edu/ 

Master of Science in Nursing 

Master of Health Services Administration 

Master of Public Administration 

Master of Public Health 

Master of Social Work 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN: 

Public Management 

Nursing 

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND 
TOURISM MANAGEMENT 

http://hospitality.fiu.edu/ 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 
Hospitality Management 
Tourism Studies 

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS 
COMMUNICATION 

http://jmc.fiu.edu/simc/ 

Master of Science in Mass Communication 



FIU BROWARD- 

PINES CENTER PROGRAMS 



http://www.fiu.edu/orqs/broward/ 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/casdean/ 

Master of Science in Psychology 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION 

http://business.fiu.edu/ 

Master of Accounting 

Master of Business Administration 

Master of Science in Finance 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

http://education.fiu.edu/ 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Adult Education 

Educational Leadership 

Higher Education Administration 

Human Resource Development 

Reading Education 
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION IN: 

Adult Education and Human Resource Development 

Curriculum and Instruction 

Higher Education 



Academic Programs 23 



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 
COMPUTING 

http://www.enq.fiu.edu/ 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 
Construction Management 
Technology Management 
Telecommunications and Networking 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND URBAN 
AFFAIRS 

http://chua.fiu.edu/ 

Master of Social Work 

Primary Location for all Broward County Programs: 

FIU Broward Programs are located at the Pines Center in 
Pembroke Pines 



EVENING AND WEEKEND DEGREE 
PROGRAMS 



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

http://www.fiu.edu/orqs/casdean/ 

MASTER OF ARTS IN: 

African-New World Studies 

Economics 

Liberal Studies 

Political Science 

Religious Studies 

Spanish 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Chemistry 

Geosciences 

Environmental Studies 

Forensic Science 

Mathematical Sciences 

Music Education 
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN: 

History 

Spanish 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION 

http://business.fiu.edu/ 

Executive Master of Business Administration 
Master of Accounting 
Master of Business Administration 
Master of International Business 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Finance 

Management Information Systems 

Taxation 
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 
COMPTUTING 

http://www.enq.fiu.edu/ 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 
Civil Engineering 
Computer Engineering 
Construction Management 
Electrical Engineering 
Engineering Management 
Industrial and Systems Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND URBAN 
AFFAIRS 

http://chua.fiu.edu/ 

Master of Health Services Administration 
Master of Public Administration 
Master of Public Health 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN: 

Criminal Justice 

Dietetics and Nutrition 

Nursing 

Occupational Therapy 
Master of Social Work 

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS 
COMMUNICATION 

http://imc.fiu.edu/sjmc/ 

Master of Science in Mass Communication 



GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 
RAMS 



Certificates are offered to students with bachelor's 
degrees who wish to obtain advanced education in a 
particular area of concentration, but do not necessarily 
want to commit to a master's degree. Successful 
completion of a Graduate Certificate is entered on the 
student's transcript. Some or all of the courses taken in a 
Graduate Certificate can often be applied to a master's 
degree. In addition to the Graduate Certificates offered 
through the University Graduate School, non-credit 
Professional Certificates are offered through the College 
of Continuing and Professional Studies. 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 

http://www.fiu.edu/~soa/ 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN: 
Landscape Architecture 
Furniture Design 
History and Theory of Architecture 



24 Graduate Catalog 



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

http://www.fiu.edu/orqs/casdean/ 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN: 
African-New World Studies 
Asian Studies 

Geographic Information Systems 
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
Museum Studies 
National Security Studies 
Religious Studies 
Sustainable Communities 
Transnational and Regional Studies 
Women's Studies 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION 

http://cba.fiu.edu/ 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN: 
Accounting 
Banking 

Entrepreneurship 
Financial Risk Management 
International Bank Management 
International Business 
International Real Estate 
Investments 

Management Information Systems 
Taxation 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

http://education.fiu.edu/ 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN: 
Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building 
Educational Leadership 

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other 
Languages) 



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 
COMPTUTING 

http://www.enq.fiu.edu/ 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN: 
Information Technology in Civil Engineering 
Construction Engineering and Management 
Electric Power Engineering and Management 
Mechanical Engineering 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND URBAN 
AFFAIRS 

http://chua.fiu.edu/ 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN: 
Addictions 
Community Nutrition 
Environmental Health 
Epidemiology 

Family-Focused Health Care Across Cultures 
Gerontology 
Health Promotion 
Health Services Administration 
Human Resource Policy and Management 
Justice Administration and Policy Making 
Management in Social Work 
Nurse Executive 
Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner 
Post-MSW Certificate in Clinical Practice 
Public Health Foundations 
Public Management 
Social Work Practice with the Elderly 

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND 
TOURISM MANAGEMENT 

http://hospitality.fiu.edu 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN: 
Hospitality and Tourism Management 



SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS 
COMMUNICATION 

http://imc.fiu.edu/sjmc/ 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN: 
Integrated Communications: 

Advertising and Public Relations 
Spanish Language Journalism 
Student Media Advising 



Graduate Admissions 25 



GRADUATE ADMISSIONS 



Florida International University encourages and accepts 
applications from qualified applicants without regard to 
sex, physical handicap, national origin, cultural, racial, 
religious or ethnic background or association. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION 
INTO GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

Applicants to a graduate program of the University must 
meet the minimum standards set forth by the University or 
by the program. Applicants must check the individual 
program requirements before submitting their applications. 

A student seeking admission into a graduate program 
offered by the University must have a bachelor's degree or 
equivalent from a regionally accredited institution or, in the 
case of foreign students, from a well established institution 
of higher learning that is authorized to grant degrees by 
appropriate authorities in that country. The applicant must 
submit official copies of all transcripts, test scores and 
other supporting documents to Florida International 
University, Graduate Admissions Office, P.O. Box 659004, 
Miami, FL. 33265-9004. All credentials and documents 
submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office become the 
property of Florida International University. Originals will 
not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another 
institution. 

In the absence of specific program admission 
requirements, the applicant should have a minimum of a 
"B" average in upper level work, or a graduate degree from 
an accredited institution. 

Degree programs individually determine admission 
requirements with respect to requiring nationally-normed 
examinations and the required scores. Programs that have 
not set their own requirements default to the University 
standard which is that Ph.D. programs require that scores 
must be at or above the 60th percentile (e.g., 1120 
combined Verbal and Quantitative on the GRE or 570 
composite on the GMAT) and that master's degree 
programs and professional doctoral degree programs 
require that scores must be at or above the 40th percentile 
(e.g. 1000 combined Verbal and Quantitative on the GRE 
or 500 composite on the GMAT). 

Admissions at the graduate level are competitive and 
meeting minimum program requirements does not 
guarantee admission. 

An applicant who fails to meet these criteria may seek 
admission via an exception to the admissions standards. 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Students interested in applying for admission into a 
graduate degree program or a graduate certificate must 
submit their applications online by visiting FlU's website at 
http://qradschool.fiu.edu for applications and 
instructions. A $30.00 non-refundable fee (U.S. Dollars) 
will be charged for each online application. 

READMISSION 

A previously admitted degree-seeking student who has not 
enrolled in any course at the University for one full 
academic year or more must apply for readmission. The 
student must meet the University and program regulations 



in effect at the time of application for readmission. 
Applications for readmission are processed the same as 
an application for admission with the exception of needing 
to provide documentation already provided. If the applicant 
has completed courses in another institution of higher 
education since the last attendance at FIU, transcripts 
from that institution need to be submitted in addition to the 
application. 

Application Deadlines for Domestic Students 

SEMESTER ADMISSION IS SOUGHT APPLICATION DEADLINE 

Fall June 1 st 

Spring October 1 st 

Summer March 1 st 

If the application and supporting documents are not 
received by the appropriate deadline, the application will 
be considered for admission for the following term. 

Note: Individual programs may have deadlines earlier 
than the University deadlines. Applicants should check 
with the program to which they are seeking admission to 
determine the application deadline. 

TRANSFER OF GRADUATE CREDIT FROM 
OTHER INSTITUTIONS 

Doctoral programs may accept a maximum of 6 semester 
hours of graduate credit earned from another institution 
beyond a bachelor's degree. An exception is made for 
courses contained within an earned master's or doctoral 
degree. For such courses, the maximum is one fewer than 
half of the total credits required for the program. 

Masters programs may accept a maximum of six 
semester hours of graduate credit earned from another 
institution beyond a bachelor's degree. 

Acceptance of transfer credits for a course is dependent 
upon the following provisions: 

a. the student received a grade of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 
scale 

b. the course was taken at an accredited institution 

c. the course was relevant, as judged by the 
admissions committee of the department or program, 
to the graduate program in which the student is 
accepted 

d. the course is listed on an official transcript received 
by the Graduate Admissions Office 

e. the course will not be older than six years at the time 
of receipt of a master's degree or nine years at the 
time of receipt of a doctoral degree (does not apply 
to credits earned as part of a completed graduate 
degree program) 

Note: Students are advised to verify this information with 
the appropriate Graduate Program Director. 

ACADEMIC RECORDS 

Official transcripts must be sent directly from each 
previous institution to the Graduate Admissions Office. 
Documents in a language other than English must be 
translated by an official translation agency. Notarized 
translations are not acceptable. 



26 Graduate Catalog 



ADMISSION OF 
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

Foreign graduate applicants are accepted subject to space 
and fiscal limitations. In addition to the general University 
admissions requirements, foreign applicants must be 
academically eligible for further study in their own country 
and must demonstrate proficiency in the English language 
by presenting a minimum score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL 
(equivalent to 550 on the paper-based version, or 213 on 
the computer-based version of the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language) or 6.3 overall on the International 
English Language Testing System (IELTS). However, 
some departments may require higher scores. Applicants 
who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an 
institution within the United States or other English 
speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL 
scores. The applicant must check the individual 
departmental requirements. For TOEFL information, visit 
the following URL: http://www.toefl.org/. 

International student applicants must meet all the 
admission requirements of the University as described in 
the previous sections and also comply with the following: 

Application Deadlines for International Students 

Due to the additional processing time needed, 
International Students should submit their applications and 
supporting documents much earlier than students who are 
U.S. Citizens or Residents. It is recommended that all 
international students comply with the following application 
deadlines: 



SEMESTER ADMISSION IS SOUGHT 

Fall 

Spring 

Summer 



APPLICATION DEADLINE 

April 1 st 
September 1 st 
February 1 st 



Note: Individual programs may have deadlines earlier than 
the University deadlines. Applicants should check with the 
program to which they are seeking admission to determine 
the application deadline. 

Tuition for International Students 

An international student is considered a non-resident and 
is assessed non-resident fees. 



ANNUAL ESTIMATE 1 OF COSTS FOR 

CONTINUING INTERNATIONAL 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Single Student (18 semester hours) 
Tuition and Fees 2 $13,834 

Maintenance 3 $14,256 

Books and Supplies $846 

Medical Insurance 4 $1,645 

Total $30,581 

1 Based on 2006-2007 costs. 

2 Tuition and fees are subject to change. 

Fees include: Per credit fees: $61.52 per credit. Per Semester fees: 
Student Health Fee ($67.20 per semester), the Athletics Fee ($10.00 per 
semester) and Transportation Access Fee ($61). Amounts shown reflect 9 
graduate credit hours during Fall and Spring terms only. 

Tuition and fees for continuing graduate assistants holding an 
appointment of at least .25FTE are $4, 761.10. 

^Maintenance is estimated at $1,188 per month to cover room, board, 
transportation, and personal expenses. This cost is for twelve months. 
4 All international students are reguired to carry medical insurance. This 
cost is for twelve months. 



ANNUAL ESTIMATE 1 OF COSTS FOR 
NEW 2 INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Single Student (18 semester hours) 
Tuition and Fees 3 $14,024 

Maintenance 4 $14,256 

Books and Supplies $846 

Medical Insurance 5 $1,645 

Total $30,771 

' Based on 2006-2007 costs. 

2 Admitted on or after Fall 06. 

3 Tuition and fees are subject to change. 

Fees include: Per credit fees: $62.02 per credit. Per Semester fees: 
Student Health Fee ($67.20 per semester), the Athletics Fee ($10.00 per 
semester) and Transportation Access Fee ($61.00). Amounts shown 
reflect 9 graduate credit hours during Fall and Spring terms only. 

Tuition and fees for new graduate assistants holding an appointment of at 
least .25FTE are $4,951.54. 

^Maintenance is estimated at $1,188 per month to cover room, board, 
transportation, and personal expenses. This cost is for twelve months. 
5 AII international students are reguired to carry medical insurance. This 
cost is for twelve months. 



Declaration and Certification of Finances 

Upon receipt of the application for admission, the 
Declaration and Certification of Finances will be mailed to 
the applicant. It must be completed and returned to the 
Graduate Admissions Office. A Certificate of Eligibility 
(Form I-20A) will be issued once the applicant has been 
found admissible to the University. 

The University is required by immigration authorities to 
check carefully the financial resources of each applicant 
prior to issuing the Form I-20A. Therefore, it is important 
that applicants are aware of the cost of attending the 
University and have the necessary support funds for the 
period of enrollment. Applicants should refer to the Annual 
Estimate of Cost Chart. 

The total funds available for the student for the first or 
second academic year, or both, must equal the total 
estimate of institutional costs and living expenses. All 
items in the Declaration and Certification of Finances must 
be accurately answered to avoid unnecessary delay in 
processing. This document must be received by the 
Graduate Admissions Office two months prior to the 
anticipated entry date. 

A married student should plan on an additional $6,000 in 
costs to cover the living expenses of a spouse. 

A couple with children should anticipate further yearly 
additional costs of no less than $4,000 for each child. 

MEDICAL INSURANCE 

The State of Florida requires that all international students 
maintain health insurance coverage to help defray the 
costs in case of catastrophic medical emergency. The 
policy must provide specific levels of coverage which have 
been established to ensure that the policy is adequate to 
provide for costs at U.S. hospitals, usually much higher 
than costs in many other parts of the world. In addition, a 
policy must have a claims agent in the United States who 
may be contacted by medical providers and who facilitates 
prompt payment of claims. The University has approved a 
plan which meets the state requirements and which meets 
the needs of most students; however, a student may 
select alternate coverage provided it meets the state 



Graduate Admissions 27 



requirements for minimal coverage. A copy of these 
requirements is available from the Office of International 
Student and Scholar Services. Students are advised not to 
purchase insurance policies prior to arrival without 
verifying that the policies meet FIU/SUS requirements. 
Compliance with the insurance regulation is required prior 
to registration. 

FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT 

Non-immigrant alien students in F-1 visa status are 
required by United States immigration regulations to be 
enrolled full-time, except for the Summer Terms, and to 
make satisfactory progress toward the degree program in 
each term; otherwise the student's immigration status will 
be jeopardized. Full-time graduate enrollment is defined as 
a minimum of nine semester hours during Fall and Spring 
terms and six credits during Summer terms. Doctoral 
students who have reached candidacy or master's 
students who have completed all requirements except for 
the thesis, and have an approved thesis proposal on file in 
the University Graduate School, are considered full-time 
when registered for three credits per term. 

It is the student's responsibility to comply with all non- 
immigrant alien requirements as stated under the United 
States laws Section 101(a)(15)(f)(i) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act and the provisions of the USA PATRIOT 
Act. 

EMPLOYMENT 

The legal regulations governing F-1 student employment 
are complex, and advisors are available in the Office of 
International Student and Scholar Services to explain 
these regulations. In general, however, employment is 
available only to students who maintain their legal status in 
the U.S. and is regulated under three categories: 

1) on-campus employment: F-1 students may be 
employed on the FIU campuses for a maximum of 20 
hours per week during fall and spring semesters while 
school is in session, and full time during holidays, 
vacations, and summer. On-campus employment includes 
teaching and research assistantships for graduate 
students and hourly part time work. Students must contact 
individual campus departments to inquire about 
employment opportunities. 

2) off-campus employment: F-1 students may request 
off-campus employment under very limited conditions and 
only after maintaining F-1 status for at least one full 
academic year. Off-campus employment opportunities are 



not readily available, and students should not rely on off- 
campus employment as a source of income to finance 
their studies. 

3) Practical training: F-1 students may request optional 
practical training employment to accept jobs related to 
their studies. Students usually pursue practical training 
employment after completion of degree requirements, 
although in some cases practical training may be 
authorized prior to completion of studies. Since practical 
training employment is limited to one year of full-time 
employment for each degree level, students cannot rely on 
it as a source of income to finance their studies. 

Note: An international student will not be granted 
admission to the University until all academic and non- 
academic requirements have been met. Under no 
circumstances should a student come to the University 
without having received the official Letter of Admission and 
the SEVIS Form 1-20. 

All correspondence and document submissions should 
be directed to: Graduate Admissions Office, Florida 
International University, P.O. Box 659004, Miami, Florida 
33265-9004 

CREDIT FOR NON-COLLEGE LEARNING 

Graduate credit will not be awarded for life experiences. 

In cases where a student's learning experience would 
appear to have been sufficient to develop the 
understanding and skills associated with a course that 
would otherwise be included in his or her graduate 
program of study, he or she will be allowed to register for 
Independent Study credits and demonstrate competency 
through development of an appropriate project acceptable 
to the faculty member who represents that specific area of 
specialization. 

Not more than 10 semester hours of a 30 semester hour 
master's degree, nor 15 semester hours of a 60 semester 
hour master's degree, may be so earned. 

TRAVELING SCHOLAR PROGRAM 

The University participates in a traveling scholar program 
which enables a graduate student to take advantage of 
special resources, special course offerings, research 
opportunities, unique laboratories and library collections 
available on another campus but not available on his or 
her own campus. Further information may be obtained 
from the Graduate Program Director of the program in 
which the student is enrolled. 



28 Graduate Catalog 




Tuition and Fees 29 



TUITION AND FEES 



FEES 

Registration and tuition fees are established by the Board 
of Trustees as required by the Florida Legislature. These 
fees are subject to change without notice. As of Fall 2006, 
the authorized fees are: 

PER CREDIT HOUR TUITION AND FEES FOR 
CONTINUING GRADUATE STUDENTS 





Florida 


Non-Florida 




Resident 


Resident 


Graduate 


$249.1 5 a 


$753.22" 


Per Semester Fees 







Intercollegiate Athletics $10.00 $10.00 

Student Health Services $67.20 $67.20 

Transportation Access $61.00 $61.00 

a This amount includes $37.52 per credit fees. 
b This amount includes $61.52 per credit fees. 
c Transportation Access is $55 in the Summer term. These 
fees are subject to sales tax. Fall/Spring = $65.27; 
Summer = $58.85, including the sales tax. 

PER CREDIT HOUR TUITION AND FEES FOR NEW a 
GRADUATE STUDENTS 



Florida 
Resident 

$259.73 b 



Non-Florida 
Resident 

$763.80° 



Graduate 

Per Semester Fees 

Intercollegiate Athletics $10.00 $10.00 

Student Health Services $67.20 $67.20 

Transportation Access d $61.00 $61.00 

a Admitted on or after Fall 06. 
"This amount includes $38.02 per credit fees. 
c This amount includes $62.02 per credit fees. 
"Transportation Access is $55 in the Summer term. These 
fees are subject to sales tax. Fall/Spring: $65.27; 
Summer; $58.85, including the sales tax. 

FEE WAIVERS 

Students using a fee waiver for part of the fee payment 
must pay their portion on or before the last day to pay 
fees. Students who are responsible for a portion of their 
fees in addition to the fee waiver will be required to pay 
their portion before the fee waiver is applied. 

State employees using the State employee fee waiver to 
pay their fees may only register for classes during the 
designated registration period as indicated in the 
University Calendar. The State Employee Fee Waiver 
pays up to six hours of tuition and fees per term. Summer 
sessions A, B, and C are considered one term for the 
purposes of the State Employee Fee Waiver. If the 
employee registers for more than six hours, he or she will 
be required to pay for the additional credit hours plus all 
per student related fees. A properly completed and 
approved waiver form must be presented at the Student 
Financials Office upon registration. Fee Waivers will be 
processed only for those courses shown on the approved 
fee waiver request form presented at the time of 
registration. A permit will not be accepted with the tuition 



waiver program. Only one fee waiver form per employee 
will be accepted each semester. The State employee fee 
waiver will not be accepted as payment for course 
registrations prior to the announced date for state 
employee registration. State Employee Fee Waivers do 
not cover Thesis, Dissertation, Internships, Directed 
Individual Study, Non Credit Courses, Sponsored Credit 
Programs, Field Experience, Practicum, closed courses, 
or courses taken for audit grades. 

Senior citizens fee waivers are available to persons 60 
years of age or older who meet the requirements of 
Florida residency as defined in this catalog. The fee 
waiver allows qualified individuals to attend credit classes 
on an audit basis. Senior citizens using the fee waiver 
must register during the first week of classes. Senior 
citizens using the fee waiver must pay the photo id fee 
during their first term in attendance. 

Florida law requires that State employee fee waivers 
and senior citizen fee waivers be granted on a space 
available basis only; therefore, individuals using these 
waivers must comply with the procedures outlined above. 

Note: Refunds will not be processed for employees who 
have registered and paid prior to the state employee 
registration day and wish to use the fee waiver. 

FEE PAYMENT 

Fees may be paid at the Student Financials Office at 
University Park, PC 120, or at Biscayne Bay Campus ACI 
140 or online through the online PantherSoft self-service 
system. Broward students may pay by mail or at the 
Student Financials Office at University Park or Biscayne 
Bay Campus. Night drop boxes outside the Student 
Financials Offices are available 24 hours a day for fee 
payments by check or money order through the last day to 
pay fees. The University is not responsible for cash left in 
the night drop or sent through the mail. Failure to pay fees 
by the established deadlines will cause you to be dropped 
from all courses. See Fee Liability below. 

Late Registration Fee 

Students who register after the established deadline for 
registration will be subject to $100 late registration fee. 

Late Payment Fee 

Students who pay fees after the established deadline for 
payments will be subject to a $100 late payment fee. If 
applicable, this fee may be assessed in addition to the late 
registration fee described in the preceding section. 

Financial Aid Students 

All financial aid recipients must come to the Student 
Financials Office and pay the difference between their 
financial aid or fellowship awards less Federal Work Study 
and their final fee assessment. The student's schedule will 
then be automatically validated. Acceptance of a financial 
aid package constitutes acceptance of the above 
validation process. 

Fee Liability 

Students are liable for all fees associated with all courses 
in which they are registered at the end of the drop/add 
period. The fee payment deadline is published in the 



30 Graduate Catalog 



official University calendar. If fees are not paid in full by 
the published dates, all courses will be cancelled. 

Note: Registration is not complete until all fees are paid 
in full. 

Reinstatement of Classes 

Appeals for reinstatement of registration for classes 
dropped for fiscal reasons must be filed in writing on the 
prescribed form with the Student Financials Office by the 
time specified on the cancellation notice. Reinstatement 
will be considered for all classes on the class schedule at 
the end of the drop/add period. Reinstatement cannot be 
requested selectively for certain classes. All reinstatement 
activity, including fee payment, must be completed by the 
date on the cancellation notice. All students whose 
registrations have been reinstated will be assessed a late 
payment fee. If the late registration fee is applicable it will 
also be assessed. 

Application Fee 

A non-refundable fee of $30 will be charged for each 
online application for admission to the University. 

PARKING RULES AND REGULATIONS 

All persons who park vehicles on the university's 
campuses shall register their vehicle(s) with the 
Department of Parking and Traffic, obtain a decal or 
permit, and display the decal or permit, as prescribed by 
the Parking Rules and Regulations. The University 
assumes no liability for vehicles parked or operated on 
University property. The issuance of a decal or permit 
does not guarantee a place to park. 

Transportation Access Fee 

All enrolled students will pay a Transportation Access Fee 
each semester. The fee will appear on the Student Fee 
Schedule. 

Students must provide the following information to the 
Department of Parking and Traffic to obtain a parking 
decal: social security number, proof of current class 
registration, and current vehicle registration. All decals 
must be permanently affixed to the outside of the vehicle, 
either on the left side of the rear bumper or lower left 
corner, on the outside of the rear window. All decals are 
valid until the expiration date indicated on the decal or 
permit. A duplicate hang tag will be issued upon request 
for an additional charge of $10.00 + tax. This hang tag is 
valid only for the vehicle under which it is registered. Hang 
tags are available to persons who have purchased an 
original decal for the current semester or year. The hang 
tags are for additionally owned vehicles and for situations 
where the original decal must be replaced due to an 
accident, maintenance, etc. 

Housing 

All students in university housing complexes need to 
obtain a current semester housing sticker from the 
Department of Parking and Traffic. This sticker allows the 
vehicle to be parked legally in student housing areas. This 
sticker is valid for the current semester only. This housing 
sticker should be affixed to the left or right side of their 
current student decal. 

Disabled 

Any person who has been certified in accordance with 
Sections 320.084, 320.0848, or 320.0842, Florida 



Statutes, and has been issued a Disabled placard by the 
Department of Motor Vehicle Bureau shall obtain and 
display a university parking decal in the classification 
which would otherwise be appropriate. 

Towing and Impoundment 

The university may tow and impound any vehicle, which is 
found to be parked illegally or in violation of these rules. 

Rules and Regulations Pamphlets 

A copy of the University Parking Rules and Regulations is 
available at the Department of Parking and Traffic located 
at University Park, Parking Garage Blue or Biscayne Bay 
Campus, Wolfe University Center, Room 131. It is the 
responsibility of each student to become familiar and 
comply with the University's parking and traffic rules and 
regulations. 

LIBRARY FINES 

Per book per library hour $.25 

Maximum fine per book $5.00 

Lost book fine $51.15 

Note: All fees are subject to change as permitted by law. 
Additional fees may be added and special purpose fees 
may be assessed in some instances. 

CHECKS 

The University will accept personal checks for amounts 
due to the University. These checks must be in the exact 
amount due only. The Student Financials Office will not 
accept checks above the amount due, third party checks 
or checks for cash. State law requires that a service fee be 
assessed on a check returned unpaid by the bank for any 
reason. Service fees are based on the amount of the 
unpaid check. Checks for $0.01 - $50.00 are charged a 
$25.00 fee; $50.01 - $300.00, a $30.00 fee; $300.01 - 
$800.00, a $40.00 fee; and a fee of 5% of the amount of 
the check for all checks greater than $800.00. Checks 
returned by the bank can be redeemed only by cash, 
cashier's checks, or money orders. A personal check will 
not be accepted to replace a dishonored check. 

Returned checks will be assigned to an agency for 
collection if not promptly paid. When an account has been 
assigned, the collection agency fee will be added to the 
University charges for collection at the current contract 
rate. Returned checks on student accounts will result in 
cancellation of classes and will require petition for 
reinstatement. See reinstatement of classes above. 

The Student Financials Office will not accept a check on 
any student's account which has had two previous 
dishonored checks. 

REFUNDS 

Refunds will be processed and mailed to the address 
shown on the Registrar's files to all students whose fee 
accounts show an overpayment after the last day to pay 
fees. Students now have the option to add a direct deposit 
account. Information is available on line through Learner 
Services in the Finances icon (add a direct deposit link). 
Students due a refund will not be required to submit a 
refund application to receive their refund, it will 
automatically be calculated. If there is an amount due to 
the university in the accounts receivable system, that 
amount will be deducted from any refund due. 

Students who have completed registration and have 
paid all fees due and have completely withdrawn from the 



Tuition and Fees 31 



University prior to the end of the fourth week of classes 
are eligible for a refund of 25% of total fees paid. 

In the following exceptional circumstances, a full refund 
of total fees paid will be made upon presentation of the 
proper documentation: 

• Death of a student or immediate family member 
(parent, spouse, child or sibling). Death certificate 
required. 

• Involuntary call to military service. Copy of orders 
required. 

• Illness of student of such severity or duration to 
preclude completion of courses. Confirmation by a 
physician required. 

Processing of refunds will begin after the end of the last 
day to pay fees. 

Appeals for tuition refunds must be submitted in writing 
to the Office of the Registrar within one year after the end 
of the term for which the refund is requested. There are no 
exceptions to this policy. 

PAST DUE ACCOUNTS 

Delinquent accounts are sufficient cause to prohibit 
registration, graduation, release of transcripts, or release 
of diplomas. 

The University is not able to grant credit or time 
payments for any fees. Financial aid is available to those 
qualifying through the Financial Aid Office. A limited 
number of short term loans are available to full time 
enrolled students who may experience problems in 
meeting fee payment due dates. 

The University reserves the right to assign any past due 
account to an agency for collection. When an account has 
been assigned, the collection agency fee will be added to 
the University charges for collection at the current contract 
rate. 



Deadlines 

Students are reminded that deadlines are strictly 
enforced. The University is not able to grant credit or to 
extend the fee payment period beyond the time set in its 
official calendar. The University does not have the 
authority to waive late fees unless it has been determined 
that the University is primarily responsible for the 
delinquency or that extraordinary circumstances warrant 
such waiver. The University has no authority to extend 
deadlines for individual students beyond those set by the 
official calendar. 



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FINANCIAL AID 



WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID? 

Financial aid is a source of financial support provided by 
various agencies (federal, state and local governments, 
universities, community organizations, and private 
corporations or individuals) to help students meet the cost 
of attending college. It includes gift-aid (grants and 
fellowships) and self-help aid (loans and student 
employment). 

• Grants are awards based on financial need which do 
not have to be repaid. 

• Fellowships are non-repayable awards based either on 
merit, special talent and/or financial need. 

• Student loans are available to students at low interest 
rates (2.77-8.25%). 

• Student employment allows students to earn money 
toward their education by working part time while 
attending school. 

APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is 
the form used annually to apply for most types of 
financial assistance. FlU's school code 009635 is 
required when completing the FAFSA. Applications for 
financial assistance are available in January for the 
following academic year which begins in August. FlU's 
annual priority deadline is March 1 st . Applications 
completed after this deadline will be processed in order 
of completion. 
The FAFSA is available in two forms: 

• electronic form - to complete the FAFSA electronically 
via the internet, the web site address is: 
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ . It is recommended to file 
on the web as it provides a more accurate completion 
of the form and a faster turn around. Note : FAFSA 
web filers will require a Federal PIN (Personal 
Identification Number) to be used in lieu of student 
signature. To obtain a Federal PIN link to: 
http://www.pin.edu.gov . 

• paper form - available from Financial Aid Office. 
Using the Panther ID, student's may check the "TO DO 
LIST" for any required documents that are requested for 
file completion. Most required documents are available 
through the Financial Aid Office web page under 
www.finaid.fiu. edu-Required Forms . 

ADMISSION 

To be eligible for most financial aid programs, students 
must be admitted to a degree program. However, students 
should not wait until they are admitted to apply for financial 
assistance. Students who enroll in qualified Certificate 
Programs are only eligible for student loans. 

SUMMER ASSISTANCE 

Student loans are the primary source of assistance for 
summer enrollment. Request forms for summer assistance 
are available in February each year on the Financial Aid 
webpage: www.finaid.fiu.edu 



ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

To qualify for most need-based financial assistance, 
students must meet the following basic eligibility 
requirements: 

• demonstrate financial need; 

• be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; 

• be registered with Selective Service, if required; 

• not be in default on a loan, or owe a repayment on 
Title IV aid received at any institution; 

• be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program 
of study; 

• maintain satisfactory academic progress 

Additional requirements may apply depending on the aid 
programs for which a student is applying. 

DETERMINING FINANCIAL NEED 

Financial need is defined as the difference between the 
estimated cost of attendance and the amount 
students/spouses can reasonably be expected to 
contribute towards their educational expenses. Need 
analysis is a federally mandated formula which measures, 
in an equitable and systematic way, how much students 
and their families can afford towards their higher 
education. Income, assets (excluding their primary 
residence), family size, number of family members 
attending college and other factors are evaluated to give a 
complete assessment of a family's financial strength. 

AWARDING PROCEDURES 

Award decisions for new students who complete their 
financial aid application are available mid February with an 
Early Estimated Award Notice. 

A financial aid package may consist of a combination of 
grants, loans, and work opportunities. Other sources of 
assistance such as fellowship award and private and 
institutional scholarships will be taken into consideration 
when preparing the award. The Financial Aid Office 
makes a limited number of awards to graduate students 
who have demonstrated financial need through the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE 

The University participates in all Federal and State funded 
programs. Institutional assistance is available for students 
with academic promise and financial need. 

Graduate Assistantships 

Graduate students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree 
may qualify for assistantships/fellowships and other 
awards offered through individual graduate academic 
units. Applicants should contact the Graduate Program 
Director in the appropriate department. 

Financial Aid Services 

• Financial Aid Counseling: A Financial Aid 
Administrator is available on a walk-in basis to 
assist students with special problems, technical 
questions, exceptions, etc. 



Financial Aid 33 



Web Access: Students may obtain information on 
the status of their application through the 
Financial Aid Office webpage at 
www.finaid.fiu.edu at MY FINANCIAL AID link 
or by calling the Financial Aid Office (305) 348- 
7272. 



• E-Mail Access: Students may also communicate 

with the Financial Aid Office electronically at the 

following e-mail address: finaid(a)fiu.edu 

For additional information contact the Financial Aid 

Office at: University Park, PC 125 or the Enrollment 

Services at Biscayne Bay Campus, ACI, 100. 




34 Graduate Catalog 



UNIVERSITY GRADUATE 
SCHOOL RULES AND 
REGULATIONS 

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS 

Students are classified as degree-seeking students and 
non-degree-seeking students. 

Degree-Seeking Students 

Degree-seeking students are students who have been 
admitted into a degree program, but have not completed 
the requirements for the degree. 

Non-Degree-Seeking Students 

Non-degree-seeking students may be: (1) Graduate 
Certificate students; (2) Advanced Diploma students; (3) 
students affiliated with a College or School; or (4) 
unaffiliated students. Students who are unaffiliated are 
limited to taking one semester of courses at the University. 
Affiliated students must be approved by a College or 
School and may take up to 12 hours of coursework as a 
non-degree-seeking student. Higher allowable course 
hours apply to students accepted in Graduate Certificate 
or Advanced Diploma programs. 

The following regulations apply to non-degree-seeking 
students: 

1) Non-degree-seeking students are not required to 
meet the usual admission requirements and are not 
officially admitted as regular students. Enrollment as a 
non-degree-seeking student does not imply a right to be 
admitted in the future as a regular, degree-seeking 
student. Credits earned as a non-degree-seeking student 
will not be counted toward a degree at the University 
unless such a student subsequently applies for regular 
admission and is accepted as a degree-seeking student. 

2) Registration is permitted only on a space-available 
basis and is determined at the time of registration. 

3) No more than 12 graduate level semester hours 
earned as a non-degree-seeking student may be counted 
toward a degree. The acceptance of such credit must be 
recommended by the graduate program and approved by 
the Dean of the University Graduate School. Graduate 
Certificate students may count up to 18 graduate level 
credits provided they meet the requirements specified 
below under Graduate Certificates. 

4) Non-degree-seeking students will not be allowed to 
register for more than one term without obtaining 
admission into a degree program at the University, 
obtaining admission into a Graduate Certificate program, 
or acquiring affiliated status from the department in which 
they are registering for courses. 

5) Applicants who are denied admission to the 
University will not be allowed to register for courses as 
non-degree-seeking students for a period of one year 
without obtaining admission into a Graduate Certificate 
program. 

6) Immigration regulations prevent most foreign 
nationals from enrolling in courses without being admitted 
into a formal degree or certificate program, depending on 
the type of visa that they hold. International students 
should contact the Office of International Student and 



Scholar Services for further information 

( www.fiu.edu/~isss ). 

Affiliated Students 

Students applying for affiliated status as non-degree- 
seeking students must be approved by the appropriate 
Dean's Office in accordance with criteria approved by that 
College or School's Faculty Curriculum Committee. 

Graduate Certificate Students 

Students seeking admission to a Graduate Certificate 
program need to apply through the Graduate Admissions 
Office using the on-line application form. The normal 
application fee applies to Graduate Certificate 
applications. 

ACADEMIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
MASTER'S DEGREE 
Course Requirements 

Programs leading to a master's degree will normally 
require at least 30 credit hours of non-thesis course work. 
Master's programs normally include courses at the 5000 
and 6000 levels. A maximum of 6 credits of advanced 
undergraduate courses (4000 level) may be included in a 
master's degree program if they are needed in order to 
fulfill program requirements. No course counted toward a 
student's undergraduate degree may be included in that 
student's masters degree program except in approved 4+1 
bachelor's-master's degree programs. 

Thesis Requirements 

Thesis committees must have a minimum of three 
members, at least two of whom are from the unit offering 
the degree. All FIU faculty who are members of the thesis 
committee must be members of the Graduate Faculty. All 
committee appointments must be approved by the Dean of 
the University Graduate School. 

A thesis proposal must be approved by the University 
Graduate School at least one semester prior to the date of 
graduation. 

Once enrollment in thesis credits is initiated, continuous 
registration for at least 1 credit hour each semester 
(including the summer term) is required until the thesis 
requirement is fulfilled. During the academic year, 
international students must maintain full-time enrollment. 

Time Limits 

For the Master of Fine Arts degree, all requirements, 
including the successful defense of a thesis where 
required, must be completed within eight years of first 
enrollment in the master's program. For all other master's 
degree programs all requirements, including the 
successful defense of a thesis where required, must be 
completed within six years of first enrollment in the 
masters program. 

Graduation Requirements 

The University will confer the master's degree when the 
student has met the following conditions: 



University Graduate School Rules and Regulations 35 



1. Earned an overall average GPA of 3.0 in all courses 
in the graduate degree program. 

2. Recommended by the faculty of the College or the 
School. 

3. Certified by the Dean of the University Graduate 
School that all requirements for the degree being 
sought have been completed. 

Master's students who have been recommended for the 
degree by the faculty of the School or College may 
participate in the commencement ceremonies 

DOCTORAL DEGREE 

Course Requirements 

Programs leading to a doctoral degree require at least 75 
credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. These shall 
include a minimum of: 

1) 30 credit hours earned in academic courses which 
are part of the doctoral program. Doctoral programs 
normally include courses at the 6000 level and 
above. Courses at the 5000 level may be included in 
a doctoral degree program in appropriate cases. 

2) A student may enroll for dissertation credits after 
completing all coursework, passing the candidacy 
examination and being advanced to candidacy. 
Dissertation credits may not be taken before 
advancement to candidacy. 

DISSERTATION REQUIREMENTS 
CANDIDACY 

A student is admitted to candidacy upon successfully 
completing all required coursework, language 
requirements, qualifying examinations and passing the 
candidacy examination. The student's written request for 
candidacy must be approved by his or her major professor 
and forwarded to the program director, the unit dean, and 
then to the Dean of the University Graduate School. 

Each candidacy examination must be prepared and 
graded by a committee consisting of a minimum of three 
faculty of the academic unit offering the degree. Admission 
to candidacy requires that a majority of the committee 
members agree that the student passed the examination. 
A candidacy examination may not be passed conditionally. 
A "Pass" on the examination cannot be made contingent 
upon other factors such as the completion of additional 
coursework or the preparation of extra research projects. 

Students must be informed in writing of the results of 
their performance on the examinations within 30 days of 
the examination date. If the student fails the candidacy 
examination the committee, at its discretion, may provide 
for reexamination at a mutually satisfactory time but no 
more than one year from the original date of the 
examination. Passing the candidacy examination is 
requisite to continuing in the graduate program. Students 
who fail the candidacy examination twice will be dismissed 
from the doctoral program. 

After a doctoral student is admitted to candidacy, 
continuous registration for at least 3 credit hours each 
semester (including the summer term) is required until the 
dissertation requirement is fulfilled. During the academic 
year, international students must maintain full-time 
enrollment. 

DISSERTATION COMMITTEE 

Dissertation committees must have a minimum of four 
members: at least three of whom are from the unit offering 
the degree and one of whom is from another academic 



unit at FIU. All FIU faculty who are members of the 
dissertation committee must be members of the Graduate 
Faculty and the chair of the dissertation committee must 
hold Dissertation Advisor Status. All committee 
appointments are made by the Dean of the University 
Graduate School. 

DISSERTATION PROPOSAL 

A dissertation proposal must be approved by the 
University Graduate School at least three semesters prior 
to the date of graduation. 

Time Limits 

All requirements, including the successful defense of a 
dissertation, must be completed within nine years of first 
enrollment in the doctoral program. 

Graduation Requirements 

The University will confer the doctoral degree when the 
student has met the following conditions: 

1. Earned an overall average GPA of 3.0 in all courses 
in the graduate degree program. 

2. Completed and defended satisfactorily a doctoral 
dissertation. 

3. Recommended by the faculty of the College or the 
School. 

4. Submitted to the University Graduate School three 
final, approved copies of the dissertation and paid 
required microfilming costs. 

5. Certified by the Dean of the University Graduate 
School that all requirements of the degree being 
sought have been completed. 

Doctoral students must have completed all requirements 
for the degree in order to participate in the 
commencement ceremonies. 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 

Graduate Certificates require 15 to 18 hours of graduate 
credit. At least six of the hours must be in core courses 
taken by all individuals obtaining a given Graduate 
Certificate. 

All the credits earned in a Graduate Certificate Program 
may be used in a master's degree program provided the 
student is admitted to the master's degree program prior to 
the completion of no more than 12 Graduate Certificate 
credits. 

At the discretion of the departmental graduate 
committee, or equivalent, students holding a bachelor's 
degree who have completed 12 Graduate Certificate 
credits with a 3.25 or better GPA may be admitted to a 
master's degree program without taking the GRE or GMAT 
examination even if the student has an undergraduate 
GPA between 2.75 and 3.0. 

In all cases the Graduate Program Director will evaluate 
whether or not the Graduate Certificate credits are 
acceptable in that particular graduate program. 

CHANGE OF GRADUATE DEGREE 
PROGRAM 

A student fully admitted and enrolled in one degree 
program may apply to change graduate degree programs 
without paying an additional application fee. In all other 
respects a change of a graduate degree program is 
handled as a new application and is evaluated as such by 
the department into which the student wishes to transfer. 
A "Request for Graduate Degree Program Change" form 



36 Graduate Catalog 



and instructions are available in the University Graduate 
School. 

REGISTRATION 

All degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students 
registering for more than 15 credits in any given semester 
must obtain the approval of the Dean of the University 
Graduate School. Registration for courses is as follows: 
Official Registration is held during the preceding 
semester (check the Academic Calendar for the dates). 
Degree-seeking students are given an appointment day 
and time based on their classification, GPA, and credit 
hours completed. Students may also add/drop at this time. 
Open Registration is held following Official Registration. 
There is no appointment day and time and registration is 
on a first-come, first-served basis. All students who have 
not yet registered are encouraged to do so at this time. 
Students who have already registered may also add or 
drop courses during this period. 

Web Registration 

All students are able to retrieve their grades, registration 
appointment day and time, classroom assignments, 
registration holds (if any) and register/drop/add courses 
using the web-based PantherSoft self-service system. 
Immunization 

To register for courses, students born after January 1, 
1957, must provide documentation of immunization 
against measles and rubella. Documentation may be 
submitted to University Health Services at University Park, 
or at the Biscayne Bay Campus. Students should contact 
the University Health Services for more information at 305- 
348-2401 or 305-91 9-5620. 
Dropping and Adding Courses 

The Official Drop/Add period ends on the last day of the 
first week of classes (check the Academic Calendar for 
specific dates). During this period a student may drop or 
add courses without financial penalty or initiate registration 
with financial penalty (the late registration fee). Students 
may also drop courses or withdraw from the University 
with no record of enrollment and without a tuition fee 
liability. If the tuition fee has already been paid, a refund 
will be issued by the Student Financial's Office. 
Late Adds 

Students may add courses with appropriate authorization 
until the end of the third week of classes. No course may 
be added after this deadline. 

Late Drops 

Courses officially dropped after the Drop/Add period and 
through the eighth week of the term (summer terms have 
different deadlines; check the Academic Calendar for 
specific dates) are recorded on the student's transcript 
with a symbol of 'DR' (dropped). The student is financially 
liable for all dropped courses 

Note: Non-attendance or non-payment of courses will not 
constitute a drop. 

A student may appeal the deadline for a late drop by 
submitting the "Appeal to Drop/Withdraw without Refund" 
form, available in the Office of the Registrar. A drop after 
the deadline will be approved only in cases where 
circumstances beyond the student's control make it 
impossible for the student to continue. The student must 



provide appropriate documentation. Upon approval of the 
appeal, the course instructor will designate whether the 
student was passing or failing the course at the time of the 
appeal to drop form was submitted. A 'DP' grade indicates 
the student dropped the class with a passing grade. A 'DF' 
grade indicates the student dropped the class with a failing 
grade. The 'DF' grade is calculated in the student's term 
and cumulative GPA. The deadline to submit appeals is 
one year after the end of the term in which the course was 
taken. 

Withdrawal from the University 

A currently registered student may withdraw from the 
university only during the first eight weeks of the semester. 
In the Summer semester, withdrawal deadlines will be 
adjusted accordingly. A Withdrawal Form must be 
completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. 
Non-attendance or non-payment of tuition and fees will not 
constitute a withdrawal. 

The transcript of a student who withdraws before or 
during the first week of classes will contain no record of 
enrollment and no tuition fee will be assessed. If the tuition 
has already been paid, a refund will be issued by the 
Student Financial's Office to the local address on file. If a 
student withdraws from the University prior to the end of 
the fourth week of classes, a 25 percent refund will be 
issued. 

The transcript of a student who officially withdraws after 
the Drop/Add period and before the end of the eighth 
week of the term will receive a 'Wl' for each course. 

The transcript of a student who stops attending the 
University without officially withdrawing from the University 
will receive an 'F' grade for each course. 

GRADING 



Grade 



Points Per Credit Hour 



A 




4.00 


A- 




3.67 


B+ 




3.33 


B 




3.00 


B- 




2.67 


C+ 




2.33 


C 




2.00 


C- 




1.67 


D+ 




1.33 


D 




1.00 


D- 




0.67 


F 


Failure 


0.00 


P 


Satisfactory (Pass) 


N/A 


IP 


Thesis/Dissertation in Progress 


N/A 


IN 


Incomplete 1 


N/A 


W 


Withdrew by appeal 


N/A 


Wl 


Withdrew from University 


N/A 


WP 


Withdrew from University after 






deadline with passing grade 


N/A 


WF 


Withdrew from University after 






deadline with failing grade 


0.00 


AU 


Audit 


N/A 


DR 


Dropped Course 


N/A 


DP 


Dropped after deadline 






with passing grade 


N/A 


DF 


Dropped after deadline 






with failing grade 


0.00 


NR 


Grade Not Reported 






or Invalid 


N/A 


EM 


Examination 


N/A 



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IN is only a temporary symbol. After two terms, it will 
revert to either a grade of "F" or the letter grade earned in 
the course. 

2 NR is only a temporary symbol. It will default to an 'F 
after two terms if it is not changed by the instructor. 

Note: All courses for which a student is officially 
registered at the end of the Drop/Add Period and for which 
a Letter Grade, a 'DF', or a 'WF' is received are calculated 
in the GPA. 

Grading Options 

The Colleges and the Schools make the determination of 
the grading option of each course. A course may be 
offered for a letter grade as listed above or Pass/Fail. The 
student may choose to audit a course and an 'ALT grade 
will be recorded on the student's record. The grading 
option must be indicated at the time of registration. The 
grading option cannot be changed after the first week of 
classes. There are no exceptions to this deadline. 

To register for an audit, the student must obtain the 
permission and signature of the instructor of the course 
audited. Once the student is registered in the course as 
"Audit", the grading option cannot be changed. 

Incomplete Grade 

An incomplete grade is a temporary symbol given at the 
discretion of the instructor for work not completed because 
of serious interruption not caused by the student's own 
negligence. An incomplete must be made up as quickly as 
possible but no later than two semesters or it will 
automatically default to an "F" or the grade that the 
student earned in the course. There is no extension of the 
two semester deadline. The student must not register 
again for the course to make up the incomplete. 

Students who have incomplete grades on their records 
must remove the incomplete by the end of the fourth week 
of the term in which they plan to graduate. 

Forgiveness Policy 

The forgiveness policy allows students to repeat two 
courses to improve their GPA. Only the grade received on 
the last repeat is used in the GPA calculation. Under the 
University's forgiveness policy, students must file a 
"Repeated Course" form with the Office of the Registrar. 
There is no time limit on the use of the forgiveness policy 
for grades; however, the forgiveness policy cannot be 
used once a degree has been posted. All courses taken 
with the grades earned will be recorded on the student's 
transcript. The "Repeated Course" form will not be 
processed if the first grade received is 'DR', 'DP', 'IF', 'W, 
'Wl', 'WP', 'AU', 'NR', or 'EM'. Repeated courses will be 
appropriately designated (T: attempted; R: last repeat). 

A course taken on a letter grade basis must be repeated 
on the same basis. Students will not be allowed additional 
credit or quality points for a repeated course unless the 
course is specifically designated as repeatable 
(independent study, studio courses, etc.). Students may 
repeat no more than two courses under this policy with no 
course being repeated more than once. Students not 
using the forgiveness policy may still repeat a course. All 
attempts will apply to computation of the GPA but credit 
for only one attempt will apply toward graduation. Students 
must check with the appropriate academic department to 
determine whether there are additional restrictions on 
repeating courses. 



The forgiveness policy cannot be used to change the 
grade in a course in which the grade was determined as 
the result of either a formal or informal resolution of a 
charge of academic misconduct. 

Departmental Credit by Examination 

Departmental credit by examination is available for certain 
courses. A student who has already gained knowledge of 
a subject offered at the university and wishes to take an 
examination in lieu of taking the course should discuss the 
matter with his or her academic advisor and with the 
department offering the course. 

Awarding departmental credit by examination is the 
prerogative of each academic unit. To receive credit by 
examination, a student must be a regular degree-seeking 
student. Once the student is awarded the departmental 
credit by examination, an 'EM' grade will be recorded on 
the transcript. 

Change or Correction of Grades 

Once submitted, end-of-semester grades (except 
Incompletes and NR's, which default at the end of two 
terms) are final. They are subject to change only through a 
Change of Grade form to correct an error in computation 
or transcribing, or where part of the student's work has 
been unintentionally overlooked. 

Final Examinations 

Final examinations will be given during the week following 
the last day of classes each semester. The summer 
semesters do not have final examination periods and 
course examinations may be given at the discretion of the 
faculty member teaching the course. 

Final Grades 

Final grades are available through the web-based 
PantherSoft self-service system. 

TERM COURSES ARE OFFERED 

Listed next to certain courses in this catalog are the 
designations 'F', 'S', and 'SS'. These designations indicate 
that the academic department normally offers these 
courses during the Fall ('F"), Spring ('S'), Summer ('SS') 
terms. Students should be aware that there are 
circumstances beyond the University's control (low 
enrollments, financial constraints, or other extenuating 
situations) which may result in the courses not being 
offered as indicated. The University is not responsible for 
failure to offer a course as indicated. 

APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION 

Students who plan to graduate are required to complete 
an online Application for Graduation with the Office of the 
Registrar. This application must be completed by the date 
specified in the Academic Calendar for graduation 
application in that semester. Students applying for 
graduation after the specified deadline will graduate the 
following semester. There is no charge for applying for 
graduation. 

Students who do not graduate in the term for which they 
applied for graduation must re-apply for graduation and 
complete the remaining requirements needed for 
graduation. Students must be enrolled during the term in 
which they graduate. 



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ACADEMIC WARNING, PROBATION, AND 
DISMISSAL 

Warning 

A graduate student whose cumulative graduate GPA falls 

below a 3.0 will be placed on warning, indicating academic 

difficulty. 

Probation 

A graduate student on warning whose cumulative 

graduate GPA remains below 3.0 in the following 

semester will be placed on probation, indicating serious 

academic difficulty. The College or School of the student 

on probation may indicate the conditions which must be 

met in order to continue enrollment. 



Dismissal 

A graduate student on probation whose cumulative and 
semester GPA's fall below a 3.0 will be automatically 
dismissed from his or her program and the University. A 
graduate student will not be dismissed prior to attempting 
a minimum of 12 hours of coursework as a graduate 
student. The student has ten working days to appeal the 
dismissal decision. This appeal must be made in writing to 
the Dean of the University Graduate School. The dismissal 
from the University is for a minimum of one year. After one 
year, the student may apply for readmission to the 
University in the same or a different program, or register 
as a non-degree-seeking student. 

Dismissed students who are readmitted or who register 
as non-degree-seeking students are placed on academic 
probation. 




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STUDENT RECORDS 

Florida International University assures the confidentiality 
of student educational records in accordance with State 
University System rules, State, and Federal laws including 
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as 
amended and the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act. Student academic 
records are maintained in the Office of the Registrar and in 
the academic department of the student's program. 
Students in some degree programs may be subject to 
background checks and/or drug testing prior to eligibility 
for internships or practicums. As a rule, all currently 
enrolled and former students have the right to review their 
records to determine their content and accuracy. Parents 
of dependent students, as defined by the Internal Revenue 
Code, and who provide evidence of the dependent status, 
have the same rights. For the cost of photocopying, 
students may generally have copies of any documents in 
their file, except for other institutions' transcripts. 

RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION 
FROM EDUCATION RECORDS 

The disclosure or publication of student information is 
governed by policies of Florida International University and 
the Florida Board of Governors within the framework of 
State and Federal Laws, including the Family Educational 
Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended and the 
U.S.A. PATRIOT Act. 

A student's consent is required for the disclosure or 
publication of any information which is a) personally 
identifiable and b) a part of the educational record. 
However, certain exceptions to that generality, both in 
types of information that can be disclosed and in access to 
that information, are allowed. These exceptions are: 

A. Faculty, administrators, staff and consultants employed 
by the University or the Florida Board of Governors whose 
work involves: 

1) Performance of administrative tasks which relate 
to students; 

2) Performance of supervisory or instructional tasks 
which relate to students; or 

3) Performance of services which benefit students. 

B. A student's prior consent is not required for disclosure 
of portions of the educational record defined by the 
institution as Directory Information. The following Directory 
Information may be released by the University: 

1)Name, address and telephone number(s), and email 
address; 

2) Date and place of birth, and sex; 

3) Classification and degree program; 

4) Participation in officially recognized activities and 
sports; 

5) Weight and height of members of athletic teams; 

6) Dates of attendance, degrees and awards received; 

7) The most recent previous educational agency or 
institution attended by the student; and 

8) Photographic image. 

The information above, designated by the University as 
Directory Information, may be released or published by the 
University without a student's prior written consent unless 
exception is made in writing by the student or the parents 
of a dependent student. 

In order to prevent access to, or release of, Directory 
Information, students or the parents of dependent 
students, must complete and return the Request to 



Withhold or Release Public Information form to the 
Registrar's Office (PC 130), prior to the first class meeting 
day of the semester. The form is available at 
http://www.fiu.edu/orqs/reqister/ferpa.htm . Access to, or 
release of, Directory Information will be withheld until 
further written instruction is received from a student, or the 
parents of a dependent student. 

Students have a right to challenge the accuracy of their 
educational records and may file written requests to 
amend these records. The Office of the Registrar (PC 130) 
may be contacted for further information regarding the 
procedure to follow for question s or problems. 

Information required by current laws and the 
Department of Homeland Security rules and regulations 
will be reported for all international graduate students. 

For complete information regarding the policies outlined 
above, please contact: 

University Registrar 
Florida International University 
University Park - PC 130 
Miami, Florida 33199 
E-mail: reqister(a)fiu.edu 
Telephone: 305-348-2320 

STUDENT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS 

FIU expects all U.S. students and resident aliens to have a 
valid Social Security Number. Foreign students are 
encouraged to apply for a Social Security Number if they 
plan on working on campus. However, it is not required for 
enrollment purposes. 

TRANSCRIPTS 

The transcript is the complete student record of courses 
taken at the University and the number of transfer credits 
accepted. The GPA is calculated for all courses taken at 
the University after Fall Term 1975. Once a baccalaureate, 
master's, or doctoral degree is earned, the GPA 
recalculation starts again. 

Students must request their transcript in writing. There 
is a 48 hour processing period. The transcript will not be 
released if the student has a University financial liability 
and/or a defaulted student loan. There is a $5.00 charge 
per transcript. 

CLASS ATTENDANCE 

The University does not have an attendance policy. 
However, individual faculty may establish attendance 
criteria in classes where deemed necessary. Academic 
units may establish their own attendance policies with the 
approval of the Provost. 

RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS 

A faculty member who wishes to observe a religious holy 
day shall make arrangements to have another instructor 
teach the class in his or her absence, if possible, or shall 
reschedule the class. 

Because there are some classes and other functions 
where attendance may be considered essential, the 
following policy is in effect: 

1) Each student shall, upon notifying his or her 
instructor at the beginning of the semester, be 
excused from class to observe a religious holy day of 
his or her faith. 



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2) While the student will be held responsible for the 
material covered in his or her absence, each student 
shall be permitted a reasonable amount of time to 
make up any work missed. 

3) No major test, major class event, or major University 
activity will be scheduled on a major religious holy 
day. 

4) Professors and University administrators shall not 
arbitrarily penalize students who are absent from 
academic or social activities because of religious 
observances. 

VETERANS INFORMATION 

The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all veterans and 
their dependents who wish to receive VA educational 
benefits. The Office also provides personal counseling, fee 
deferments, tutorial assistance, and work-study jobs. 

Veterans who are planning to attend the University 
should contact the Office of Veterans Affairs two months 
prior to the date of entry. Such time is required to expedite 
the processing of paperwork for educational allowances 
from the Veterans Administration. 
TRAINING STATUS CREDIT HOURS 

Full time 9 Credits 

3/4 time 7 Credits 

Half time 5 Credits 

Less than half time 4 Credits 

Note that audited credits do not count toward training 
status definitions. 

For rate of monthly payment of educational allowances 
for veterans and dependents, please contact the Office of 
Veterans Affairs. 

For additional information regarding other Veterans 
Educational Programs, contact the Office of Veterans 
Affairs located in PC130, University Park, 305-348-2320; 
and ACI 100, Biscayne Bay Campus, 305- 919-5750. 

ENROLLMENT CERTIFICATION 

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certification 
of students' enrollment. Certifications cannot be processed 
if the student has a financial liability. 

Enrollment Status - Graduate: 

Fall and Spring Semesters 

Full time: 9 credits or more 

Half time: 5 - 8 credits 

Less than half time: 4 credits or fewer 

Summer Semester 

Full time: 6 credits 

Note that audited credits do not count toward enrollment 

status. 

Doctoral students who have reached candidacy or 

master's students who have completed all requirements 

except for the thesis, and have an approved thesis 

proposal on file in the University Graduate School, are 

considered full-time when registered for three credits per 

term. 

Enrollment status is for continuous enrollment for the 
semester in which the student is in attendance. Reduction 
of course load may change the student's status. Contact 
the Office of the Registrar for further details. 



FLORIDA RESIDENCY INFORMATION - 
FLORIDA STUDENT DEFINITION 

For the purpose of assessing registration and tuition fees, 
a student shall be classified as a Florida or non-Florida 
Resident. 
To qualify as a Florida Resident, the student must: 

1) Be a U.S. Citizen, Resident Alien, parolee, Cuban 
National, Vietnamese Refugee, or other legal alien 
so designated by the U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services. 

2) Have established a legal residence in this State and 
have maintained that legal residence for 12 months 
immediately prior to the start of the term in which the 
student is seeking Florida resident classification. The 
student's residence in Florida must be as a bona fide 
domiciliary rather than for the purpose of maintaining 
a mere temporary residence or abode incident to 
enrollment in an institution of higher education, and 
should be demonstrated as indicated below (for 
dependent students as defined by IRS regulations, a 
parent or guardian must qualify), 

3) Submit the following documentation (or in the case of 
a dependent student, the parent must submit 
documentation), prior to the last day of registration 
for the term for which resident status is sought: 

A) Documentation establishing legal residence in 
Florida (this document must be dated at least 
one year prior to the first day of classes of the 
term for which Florida resident status is 
sought). The following documents will be 
considered in determining legal residence: 
i Declaration of Domicile, 
ii Proof of purchase of a home in Florida 
which the student occupies as his or her 
residence, 
ii Proof that the student has maintained 
residence in the state for the preceding 
year (e.g., rent receipts, employment 
record). 
B) Documentation establishing bona fide domicile 
in Florida which is not temporary or merely 
incident to enrollment in a Florida institution of 
higher education. The following documents will 
be considered evidence of domicile even 
though no one of these criteria, if taken alone, 
will be considered conclusive evidence of 
domicile (these documents must be dated at 
least one year prior to the first day of classes of 
the term for which resident status is sought): 
Declaration of Domicile. 
Florida Voter's registration. 
Florida Driver's license. 
Proof of real property ownership in Florida 
(e.g., deed, tax receipts). 
Employment records or other employment 
related documentation (e.g., W-2, 
paycheck receipts), other than for 
employment normally provided on a 
temporary basis to students or other 
temporary employment. 
Proof of membership in or affiliation with 
community or state organizations or 
significant connections to the State. 



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C) 



vii Proof of continuous presence in Florida 
during the period when not enrolled as a 
student. 

viii Proof of former domicile in Florida and 
maintenance of significant connections 
while absent. 

ix Proof of reliance upon Florida sources of 
support. 

x Proof of domicile in Florida of family. 

xi Proof of admission to a licensed practicing 
profession in Florida. 

xii Proof of acceptance of permanent 
employment in Florida. 

xiii Proof of graduation from a high school 
located in Florida within the last 12 
months. 

xiv Any other factors peculiar to the individual 
which tend to establish the necessary 
intent to make Florida a permanent home 
and that the individual is a bona fide 
Florida resident, including the age and 
general circumstances of the individual. 
No contrary evidence establishing residence 



elsewhere. 
D) Documentation of dependent/independent status 

(IRS return or affidavit). 
A student can also qualify for Florida residency by one or 
more of the following criteria: 

1) Become a legal resident and be married to a person 
who has been a legal resident for the required 12- 
month period, or, 

2) Be a member of the Armed Forces on active duty 
stationed in Florida, or a spouse or dependent, or, 

3) Be a member of the full-time instructional or 
administrative staff of a state public school, state 
community college or state university in Florida, a 
spouse or dependent, or, 

4) Be a dependent and have lived five years with an 
adult relative who has established legal residence in 
Florida, or, 

5) Be a former student at a public institution of higher 
education who was properly classified as a resident 
who re-establishes domiciliary status and re-enrolls 
within a period of 12 months, or, 

6) Make a statement as to the length of residence in 
Florida and qualification under the above criteria. 




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GENERAL INFORMATION 



AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 

(ADA) 

The Director for Equal Opportunity Programs is the 
University's ADA Coordinator, and has responsibility for 
ensuring access to employment, academic and public 
programs for persons with disabilities. The Office of 
Disability Services for Students administers a central 
budget used to fund the costs of reasonable 
accommodations for University employees and applicants 
for employment. These accommodations include the 
provision of auxiliary aids and services to ensure access 
to academic programs and University public events. 

THE PATRICIA AND PHILLIP FROST 
ART MUSEUM 

The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University 
has served the South Florida community for over 20 years 
presenting free exhibitions and art lectures of local, 
national and international importance. Exhibitions include 
student shows, self-curated exhibitions from both the 
University's collections and from institutions and 
organizations outside the University, and national traveling 
shows. The Museum is accredited by the American 
Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the 
Smithsonian Institution. It has also been recognized for its 
excellence by the grants it has received, most recently 
from the National Endowment for the Arts; The Institute for 
Museum and Library Services; The Florida Humanities 
Council; Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; and 
the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural 
Affairs. The Frost Art Museum is designated as a major 
culture institution by the State of Florida. 

The Frost Art Museum serves Miami's multicultural 
community year-round, free of charge. The Museum is 
home to Coral Gables' Metropolitan Museum and Art 
Center Collection, the Oscar B. Cintas Fellows Collection 
of Contemporary Hispanic Art, and a permanent collection 
of works by North and South American and Florida artists. 

The Frost Art Museum, which is located on the 
University Park Campus, opened with an internationally 
acclaimed exhibition, Contemporary Latin American 
Drawings, in April, 1977. Since then, many important 
exhibitions have been presented, including: Alberto 
Giacometti, Draftsman and Sculptor; Mira, Mira, Mira: Los 
Cubanos de Miami; Adolph Gottlieb: Paintings and Works 
on Paper; Marcel Duchamp; Louise Bourgeois; The 
Phillips Collection in the Making; 1920 - 1930; Imagenes 
Liricas: New Spanish Visions; CUBA-USA: The First 
Generation; Jose Bedia; Agustin Fernandez: A 
Retrospective; Miro/Noguchi; and most recently, 
Modernism and Abstraction: Treasures from the 
Smithsonian American Art Museum. The annual American 
Art Today series has featured contemporary artists 
exploring traditional themes including Still Life, The Figure 
in the Landscape, The Portrait, Narrative Painting, The 
City Surface Tension, Clothing as Metaphor Images from 
Abroad and the Garden, and Fantasies and Curiosities. 



The Frost Art Museum has continued to enhance its 
exhibitions with the Critics' Lecture Series, which has 
included many of the exhibiting artists, scholars, museum 
curators and art historians, including: Susan Sontag, 
Robert Hughes, Hilton Kramer, Michael Graves, Peter 
Plagens, Tom Wolfe, Germaine Greer, Dore Ashton, 
Carlos Fuentes, Michael Brenson, Frank Stella, Richard 
Serra, Helen Frankenthaler, Kirk Vamedoe, Lowery Sims, 
Michael Kimmelman, and Anne d'Harnoncourt. 

The Museum is currently located in PC 110, with a new 
46,000 square foot facility under construction. For further 
information on the Museum and its programs contact the 
museum at 305-348-2890 or visit the website 
www.frostartmuseum.org . 

CAMPUS LIFE 

The Department of Campus Life provides learning 
communities that expose students to a diversity of ideas 
and experiences and develop the following skills: 
leadership, communication, problem-solving, program 
planning, organization, implementation, evaluation, and 
most importantly, the opportunity to Get Involved on 
Campus. Activities such as dances, parties, movies, 
athletic events, pep rallies, concerts, comedy shows, the 
lecture series, multicultural theme weeks, and community 
service are a few of the fun and educational programs 
offered through the department. Students may form 
additional organizations and clubs that promote the 
University's educational mission and the development of 
one's personal attributes. Campus Life activities are co- 
curricular and cover all aspects of the educational 
experiences and personal growth of students. Over 200 
registered organizations exist to enrich campus life and 
contribute to the social, cultural, and academic growth of 
students. 

The Department of Campus Life includes the Student 
Government Association, Student Organizations Council, 
Student Programming Council, Honors Council, Greek 
Organizations, Multifaith Council, the Graduate Student 
Association, Homecoming Council, Panther Rage, and 
Panther Power. 

Location: GC 2240, University Park, (305) 348-2138; WUC 
141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5804. 

CAREER SERVICES 

Career Services (CS) assists registered students at all 
University locations with career plans and employment 
needs across academic disciplines, and with all types of 
employers; large and small, private and public, national 
and international. CS works closely with the Graduate 
Business Center Management Office. CS's high-tech and 
high-touch philosophy offers 24-7 services plus 
individualized attention through intake hours and one-on- 
one appointments. 

CS encourages students to register with the office 
immediately after enrolling in classes — whether as a 
freshman, a transfer, or a graduate student. The office 
can help you identify a major, find an internship, or locate 
a career that is right for you. Get involved with Career 
Services. Our programs and services include: 



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. CAREER DEVELOPMENT-Offers career interest 
tools, group sessions, and appointments for those 
desiring to identify their next educational/career path. 

. INTERNSHIPS & COOPERATIVE EDUCATION- 
Provide students with practical experience in their 
chosen major. Assignments include part-time as 
well as full-time work. Internships and Cooperative 
Education often provide a salary and academic 
credit with assignments possible at local, national or 
international levels. These experiences are an 
excellent way to secure full-time career employment 
upon graduation. 

• EMPLOYMENT UPON GRADUATION-Otfers on- 
campus interviews, resume referrals, on line job 
vacancies, networking opportunities, and career fairs 
(face-to-face and virtual). 

• DELTA EPSILON IOTA - An academic honor 
society dedicated to enhancing student leadership 
skills, career development, and networking 
opportunities with employers. The society supports 
the mission, vision, and goals of Career Services. 
Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate 
students across all academic units who meet the 3.3 
GPA requirement and have earned at least 30 
semester hours. 

CS also provides specialized workshops like business 
etiquette dinners, dress for success seminars, and how to 
network and negotiate effectively. Other activities include 
resume critiques, mock interviews, and development of 
scannable resumes. The office has videoconference 
capabilities for interviewing. For more information, click 
on: http://www.fiu.edu/~career . 

Locations: University Park, GC 230, (305) 348-2423; 
Biscayne Bay, WUC 225, (305) 919-5770; Engineering, 
CEAS 2780, (305) 348-1281. 



CHILDREN'S CREATIVE LEARNING 

CENTER 

Established in 1975, The Children's Center, an 
Educational Research Center for Child Development, is an 
NAEYC Accredited Gold Seal Program located on the 
University Park Campus, and is a department within 
Student Affairs. 

A full day developmentally appropriate hands-on early 
education program is available for children of students, 
faculty, staff, alumni, and the neighboring community and 
is housed in the Center's main building on the west side of 
campus. The program serves children who have achieved 
bathroom independence between the ages of two-and-half 
through five years of age, Monday through Friday, from 
7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with pick up at 12:00 p.m., 12:30 
p.m., or after 3:30 p.m. 

A part time Edu-Care/Flex-Time program is offered to 
children of students who are three or four years of age and 
who have achieved bathroom independence. The part- 
time program is housed in the Graham Center. Students 
can contract for blocks of time between the hours of 
Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Evening hours are available Monday through Thursday 
from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Center enrollment priority is given to children of 
students. Financial support may be available for FIU Pell 
Grant eligible students. For more information, visit our 
website http://www.fiu.edu/~children . For a request for an 
admission form, stop by the Centers or call the main 
building (305) 348-2143. 




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COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL 

SERVICES 

The Counseling and Psychological Services Centers offer 
an array of mental health services which enhance the 
emotional and cognitive well-being of students. Individual, 
couple, and group counseling are offered. 

Psychological and neuropsychological testing are also 
available. Programs available to the University community 
include psychoeducational workshops and seminars 
related to marriage, parenting, and mental health issues. 
Consultation services can be utilized by faculty or staff 
regarding student concerns. All services are confidential. 
Location: UHSC 270, University Park, (305) 348-2434; 
WUC 320, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5305. 
http://www.fiu.edu/%7Epsvchser/index.htm 

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER 

Disability Resource Center provides information and 
assistance to students with disabilities who are in need of 
special accommodations. Individual services are available 
to students with visual, hearing, speech, physical, and 
learning disabilities. Services include counseling, 
classroom accommodations, assistive technology, note- 
takers, readers, ASL interpreters, adapted testing, priority 
registration, and referrals. Support and assistance in 
overcoming architectural, academic, attitudinal, and other 
barriers encountered are provided. Requests for services 
must be made prior to the beginning of each semester and 
current documentation of disability is required to receive 
services. 

Location: GC 190, University Park, (305) 348-3532, WUC 
139, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5345. TTY 348- 
3852. Web site: http://drc.fiu.edu/ 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS 

This office provides leadership and direction in the 
administration of the University's equalization programs for 
women and minorities in several ways. It prepares the 
University's annual Affirmative Action Plan and the State 
Equity Accountability Plan, assists University units in 
implementing and monitoring affirmative action 
procedures; provides oversight to the University Diversity 
Program; provides a channel for employee and student 
grievances regarding discrimination, or issues indicating a 
need for additional affirmative actions; administers 
implementation of the Policy to Prohibit Sexual 
Harassment; coordinates University compliance with the 
Americans with Disabilities Act and with Title IX of the 
Education Amendments of 1972, and promotes effective 
relationships between the University and community 
organizations. Equal Opportunity Programs also 
administers the State University System's scholarship 
programs funded for the purpose of increasing minority 
enrollment. In addition, the Office maintains a liaison 
relationship with State and Federal agencies dealing with 
EEO and affirmative action. The Office is located in PC 
215, University Park, (305) 348-2785. 

CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND 
SERVICE 

The Center for Leadership & Service (CLS) provides 
students with developmental and experiential opportunities 
that foster leadership and community involvement, 
grounded in values and moral purpose. Through 



leadership education, service learning, advocacy, and 
volunteerism, students will become active citizens on 
campus, in their respective communities, and in the 
workplace. 

Leadership education is both curricular (for credit) and 
co-curricular (non-credit). IHS 3204 Exploring Leadership 
is a three-credit introductory leadership course open to all 
students. The course is part of an academic certificate in 
Professional Leadership Studies. Non-credit leadership 
development programs range from one-hour skill building 
workshops, to semester-based programs, to a year-long 
living/learning community on campus. All of these 
programs are interactive and experiential in nature and are 
offered at a variety of times to accommodate our diverse 
student population. Programs are developmental in 
nature, so students can begin with an entry-level program 
and progress to more advanced leadership training while 
at FIU. Consult the department website for program 
descriptions and application details, www.fiu.edu/-cls . 

CLS is also the central office for service development, 
by offering a clearinghouse and resource center for 
volunteer activities, service-learning, and advocacy for 
social issues. Two major service projects are sponsored 
by CLS. By taking leadership roles in organizing and 
implementing these projects, students are able to practice 
and refine their leadership skills. Alternative Spring Break 
(ASB) educates students about social issues and 
encourages them to make a difference by participating in 
direct service projects in communities throughout the 
country and abroad. Dance Marathon is a student-run 
philanthropy dedicated to raising money for the Children's 
Miracle Network. Over 250 students participate in the 25 
hour fundraiser that takes an entire year and a committee 
of 30 students to plan and implement. Proceeds benefit 
the Miami Children's Hospital. 

Students may also take on leadership roles by providing 
peer education. Peer Educators Advocating Cultural 
Enrichment (PEACE) is a student-led diversity education 
initiative. PEACE uses experiential learning activities and 
frank discussions to engage students in a dialogue about 
diversity. PEACE members present workshops in classes 
and for student organizations. The LEAD Team is a 
student group whose mission is to promote and support 
leadership development. The LEAD Team participates as 
program promoters and department ambassadors, group 
facilitators, classroom presenters, and consultants to 
student organizations. 

The Center for Leadership and Service is dedicated to 
developing the leadership capacity and service ethic of all 
students, regardless of position or title. 
Location: GC 242, University Park, (305) 348-6995; WUC 
256, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5360 
Web Site: www.fiu.edu/~cls 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION 

The mission of the Graduate Students Association is to 
represent and promote the interests of the university's 
current and prospective graduate and professional student 
community by supporting scholarly activities and providing 
leadership, service, and financial and social opportunities. 
GSA exists to enrich the experience of all graduate 
students by flexibly responding to the changing collective 
needs of our primary constituent graduate and 
professional students. 



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GSA, recognized by the university as the graduate and 
professional students' central organization, is organized to 
accomplish the following purposeful functions: 

• Represent the broad interests of graduate and 
professional students to the university's academic units; 

• Advocate the position of the graduate and professional 
student body to other university and external 
constituencies; 

• Act as a clearinghouse for, and provide services, and 
programs to current and prospective graduate and 
professional students; 

• Provide a scholarly forum to promote interaction among 
graduate and professional students; 

• Encourage and facilitate communication with and 
interaction among other graduate student organizations; 

• Recommend graduate and professional students for 
appointment to faculty and university committees; 

• Seek funding to support organizational activities, as well 
as graduate and professional students; 

• Promote a sense of community among graduate and 
professional students. 

The Graduate Students Association office is located in 
GC 2303, University Park, 305-348-4112. More 
information is available at www.fiu.edu/~qsa . 

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES 

University Health Services encompasses the General 
Medical Clinic, Women's Health Clinic, the Wellness 
Center, a full-service pharmacy, and the Office of 
Employee Assistance. The health clinics provide quality, 
cost-effective, confidential, and professional primary 
medical care services to registered students for the 
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury. 
The Wellness Center promotes healthy lifestyle choices to 
ensure holistic health and provides health education to 
enable all members of the FIU community to achieve their 
optimal wellness potential. The FIU Pharmacy provides 
services to university students as well as faculty and staff 
members. 

Clinical Services: General Medical Clinic and 
Women's Health Clinic 
The following services are covered by the student health 
fee and therefore, are free to registered students: 

1. Routine primary medical care, including office visits 
with registered nurses and primary care nurse 
practitioners and physicians 

2. Family planning counseling 

3. Health education and personal health assessment 
services 

4. Health screening 

5. Workshops and presentations sponsored by 
University Health Services 

Some of the clinic services available for a nominal 
charge to registered students include: 

1. Nutrition counseling with registered dietician. 

2. Laboratory tests (blood, urine, and cultures) 

3. EKGs, vision, and hearing tests 

4. Complete physical examinations 

5. Sexually transmitted diseases —testing and treatment 

6. HIV testing and counseling 

7. Respiratory therapy 

8. Immunizations 

9. Women's Health Clinic services: physical exams and 
diagnostic tests including pap smears, pregnancy 
tests, colposcopy, cryotherapy, ultrasounds, and 
more. 



10. Nutrition / diet /weight management consultations 
Additional Information 

• Students must present a current, valid FIU photo ID at 
the time of the office visit. 

• Appointments are strongly recommended. 

• Payment is required at the time of service. Cash (at 
UP only), checks, money orders, Master 
Card/Visa/Discover credit cards, and the FIU debit 
card are accepted as forms of payment. 

• Services not available include: X-ray, dental care, 
specialty physicians, and emergency care after clinic 
hours and on weekends. 

Visit our web site for a comprehensive list of clinic services 
and charges: http://www.fiu.edu/~health . 

Pharmacy: 
Conveniently located on the first floor of the University 
Health Services Complex, the FIU Pharmacy provides the 
following services to FIU students, faculty, and staff: 
prescription and over-the-counter medications, dietary 
supplements, vitamins, and herbs; feminine hygiene 
products; first aid supplies; medical equipment; dental 
products; health and beauty products; aromatherapy; 
relaxation products; and more. Most types of health 
insurance plans will be accepted. Check web site for 
specific information. 

Health Insurance 
The student health fee does not cover diagnostic and 
therapeutic medical visits to outside physicians, 
clinics, or hospitals. Students are strongly 
encouraged to purchase supplemental health 
insurance. A health insurance policy is available at a 
low group rate for students who take six or more 
credits hours a semester. 

Emergency Care 
In case of emergency on either campus, call the Public 
Safety - Campus Police Department (24 hours a day) at 
305-348-5911. Emergency care after clinic hours and on 
weekends is not offered at our facility. 

The Wellness Center 
The Wellness Center advocates healthy lifestyles to 
maintain holistic wellness. We provide a variety of health 
promotion services to assist students, faculty, and staff in 
achieving their maximum potential. 

Services 

1. Lifestyle workshops, lectures, and activities for 
groups or individuals are provided on a variety of 
topics, such as: Wellness, Stress Management, 
Nutrition, Fitness, Sexual Health, Substance 
Use/Abuse Prevention, Preventive Health 
Issues/Self-Care, Sexual Health (HIV/AIDS, STD, 
etc), Aromatherapy 

2. TriFit Fitness Assessment (Weight, body 
composition, blood pressure/heart rate, flexibility, 
cardiovascular fitness) 

3. Health Education consultations on nutrition, 
fitness, smoking cessation, wellness, stress 
management, aromatherapy, and sexual health. 

4. Multimedia Wellness Resource Center, featuring 
textbooks, pamphlets, visual displays, brochures, 
videos, DVDs, audio-tapes, CDs, and interactive 
computer programs such as "Dine Healthy" 
personal diet assessment and "Alcohol 101 Plus" 

5. Student clubs (STRIKE, SHAPE, and SHAC) 

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7. Mind/Body Conditioning Classes, including 
meditation and "Cloud 9" Stress Free Zone 
featuring a relaxation room, quiet games, and 
more. 

8. Massage therapy (nominal fee) 

9. Registered Dietician appointments (nominal fee) 

10. Acupuncture (nominal fee) 

1 1 . Chiropractic (nominal fee) 
University Park: 

Location: University Health Services Complex 

Located between Public Safety/Police Dept. 
and the Recreation Center. 
Phone Number: (305) 348-2401 
Fax: (305) 348-3336 

Biscayne Bay Campus: 
Locations: Health Care Center (HCWC Building located 

by parking lot 1-C) 
Wellness Center- (across from the Campus Support 
Complex) 

Phone Number(s): (305) 919-5620, Health Clinic 
information and appointments 
(305) 919-5307, Wellness Center 
(305) 919-5675, Immunization 
Fax: (305) 919-5312, Immunization and 

Clinic 

(305) 919-5371, Wellness Center 
Web Site: http://www.fiu.edu/~health 

HIV/AIDS POLICY 

Students and employees of the University who may 
become infected with the HIV/AIDS virus will not be 
excluded from enrollment or employment or restricted in 
their access to University services or facilities, unless 
individual medically-based judgments establish that 
exclusion or restriction is necessary for the welfare of the 
individual or for other members of the University 
community. The University has established an HIV/AIDS 
Committee which includes representatives from major 
University divisions and other staff as appropriate. The 
Committee, which meets regularly, is responsible for 
monitoring developments with regard to HIV/AIDS, acting 
upon and administering the University's Policy on 
HIV/AIDS in specific cases, and coordinating the 
University's efforts in educating the University community 
on the nature of the disease. In addition, the Committee 
will meet as needed to consider individual occurrences of 
the disease which require University action. 

Persons who know or suspect they are sero-positive are 
expected to seek expert medical advice and are obligated, 
ethically and legally, to conduct themselves responsibly for 
the protection of others. 

The University has designated HIV/AIDS counselors on 
both campuses who are available to provide further 
information on this subject. The entire HIV/AIDS policy is 
located on the FIU Health Care and Wellness Center web 
site: 

http://www.fiu.edu/~health/clinicalservices/HIVpolicy.htm . 
Contact the Health Care and Wellness Center for more 
information at the University Park Campus, (305) 348- 
3080 or at the Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5620. 

HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE 

Housing and Residential Life provides housing for 
students at both the University Park and Biscayne Bay 
Campuses. There are four housing complexes located at 



the University Park Campus. They include three new 
state-of-the art housing facilities that have been opened in 
the last seven years, providing on-campus housing for 
1,300 students. Total housing capacity on the University 
Park Campus is 1,900 bed spaces. At the Biscayne Bay 
Campus, the newly renovated Bay Vista housing facility 
serves approximately 300 students. There are multiple 
room types providing a variety of accommodations to meet 
students' housing needs. 

The campus residential community provides unique 
opportunities for personal growth and development, 
leadership experiences through student participation in 
programming and activities, and developing an 
appreciation of and sensitivity to differences. Residents 
have the opportunity to enjoy social and educational 
events that are sponsored by their respective residence 
hall associations and resident assistants. The residence 
halls feature several Living and Learning Communities 
that include FYRST (First Year Residents Succeeding 
Together), FYRST Explore, Architecture, Honors Place, 
Wellness, and Leaders in Residence. 

All of the housing facilities have fast Ethernet 
connections, unlimited access to the web, basic cable 
television, local telephone service, and utilities are 
included in the room rental rate. Each of the residence 
halls is staffed with both professional and paraprofessional 
personnel to insure the facilities are safe and well 
maintained. For more information regarding services and 
accommodations, please visit our web page at 
http://www.fiu.edu/--housinq . 

Location: Housing Office, University Park Towers (UPT) 
121, Phone: (305) 348-4190, Fax: (305) 348-4295; E-mail: 
housing@fiu.edu. Office of Residential Life, Panther Hall 
(PH) 126, Phone: (305) 348-3661. On the Biscayne Bay 
Campus, the Housing Office is (305) 919-5587. 

HUMAN RESOURCES 

The Division of Human Resources provides human 
resource management services for all employees in the 
academic and administrative areas including student 
employees, research and graduate assistants, college 
work study and temporary employees on all campuses. 
The division is comprised of the following areas: HR 
Administration, Workforce Recruitment, Compensation 
Administration, Employee and Labor Relations, Payroll 
and Employee Records, Benefits Administration, HR 
Systems and Information Technology, Organization 
Development and Learning, and Equal Opportunity 
Programs. 

The University Park office is located in PC 224, (305) 
348-2190. The Biscayne Bay Campus office is located in 
LIB 322, (305) 919-5545. For additional information, visit 
the Division of Human Resources website at: 
www.fiu.edu/hr . 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 

FIU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association (NCAA), and the Sun Belt Conference for men 
and women. The University has competed at the NCAA 
Division I level since September of 1987 and is currently at 
the l-A level, the highest classification offered by the 
NCAA. FIU competed successfully at the Division II level 
since 1972. Programs and services in Intercollegiate 
Athletics provide an opportunity for student-athletes to 
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Much emphasis is placed on the student as a student- 
athlete to ensure intellectual, emotional and social well 
being. 
Athletics 

Athletic team membership is open to all full-time students, 
who meet NCAA eligibility requirements and are enrolled 
in 12 credits. Women's programs consist of basketball, 
volleyball, soccer, golf, tennis, track, Softball, cross- 
country and swimming. Men's programs consist of 
basketball, football, soccer, baseball, track and cross- 
country. To be eligible for intercollegiate competition, the 
University requires each student-athlete to be in good 
academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward 
a degree. Team membership is determined in a manner 
which does not discriminate based on race, sex, national 
origin, marital status, age or disability. 

Financial assistance is available to both freshmen and 
transfer students recruited for all 17 athletic teams. 
Assistance may include grants, scholarships, loans or self- 
help programs. To be eligible for financial assistance, 
each student-athlete must be in good academic standing 
and make satisfactory progress toward a degree. 
Athletic Facilities 

The PharMed Athletic Facilities encompasses seven 
facilities that serve as the sites for athletic, educational 
and recreational activities. 

The PharMed Arena is a multi-purpose facility. There is 
a seating capacity for special events of 5,150. The main 
floor can hold four volleyball courts and two basketball 
courts. The two auxiliary gyms can each hold one full 
basketball court or a volleyball court. Also housed in the 
arena are three racquetball courts, five classrooms and six 
locker rooms. 

The FIU Soccer and FIU Softball stadiums are the home 
of our intercollegiate men's and women's programs. Both 
stadiums are lighted. The soccer stadium seats 1,500 and 
the softball stadium seats 300. 

The FIU Tennis Center has twelve lighted courts and is 
home to the Women's tennis program. Six courts are 
open for daily recreational play. 

The FIU Community Stadium is a Football and Track 
facility. The stadium is the home of our intercollegiate 
football program, and is also the home of our men's and 
women's track and field programs. In the fall, the facility is 
used to host many Miami-Dade County Schools high 
school football games. 

The University Park Baseball Stadium is the home to 
our intercollegiate baseball team. The newly renovated 
stadium has a seating capacity of 1,600. 

FIU students are admitted to all regular season 
intercollegiate athletic home events free of charge. 
Presentation of a valid University identification card is 
required. 

For additional information please call: FIU Athletic 
Facilities 348-3258; PharMed Box Office 348-4263 (FIU- 
GAME). 



CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES 

Recreational sports programs and fitness facilities are 
available for Florida International University students, 
faculty, staff and alumni through the Offices of Recreation 
Services (UP) and Campus Recreation (BBC). Funding for 
these services is primarily through student fees allocated 
by the FIU Student Government Association (SGA). 

A variety of Intramural (IM) Sports are offered on each 
campus, including men's, women's and co-rec leagues in 
sports such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, softball 
and soccer, and tournaments for sports like racquetball, 
tennis, and golf. Individuals looking for a team are 
encouraged to register as "free agents". Registration for 
Intramural Sports can be initiated via the web on the 
Campus Recreation Services website (see URL below). 

The UP Recreation Center (RC) is equipped with state- 
of-the-art exercise and cardiovascular fitness equipment. 
In addition to free weights, the center provides resistance 
and selectorized equipment, steppers, upright and 
recumbent bicycles, treadmills, rowers, and ellipticals. A 
basketball gym, locker rooms and a Pro Shop are also 
available. The Rec Center is located west of the Health 
Services Complex. 

The BBC Fitness Center is located on the third floor of 
the Wolfe University Center (WUC), with an expanded 
facility under construction. A variety of strength and cardio 
equipment are provided. 

Low or no-cost Group Fitness classes, including pilates, 
kickboxing and step aerobics, are offered throughout the 
year on both campuses, as are specialty classes such as 
yoga, spinning and bodypump. Fitness orientations, body 
composition evaluations, and personal training are also 
featured. Credit and non-credit classes are available. 

The two campuses offer other facilities for recreational 
use. At University Park, Pharmed Arena houses three 
indoor racquetball courts available on a reservation basis. 
The Tennis Centers on each campus offer lighted courts, 
and tennis lessons are available. The BBC Aquatic Center 
and Panther Hall Pool provide on-campus swimming 
opportunities. At UP, students have free access to nearby 
Tamiami Pool during lap swim hours. A current, activated 
Golden Panther photo ID is required for access to all 
recreation facilities and programs. 

Other areas of interest include adventure recreation 
programs, club sports, special events and swim/sport 
camps. 

Both recreation offices provide student employment 
opportunities as sports officials, fitness attendants and 
supervisors, lifeguards, group fitness instructors, office 
assistants and more. 

For additional information, call: 

UP Recreation Services: (305) 348-2951 

BBC Campus Recreation: (305) 919-4571 

UP Recreation Center: 348-2575 

BBC Fitness Center: 919-5678 

UP Panther Hall Pool: 348-1895 

BBC Aquatic Center: 919-4595 

IM Sports: 348-1054 (UP), 919-5678 (BBC) 

Tennis Center: 348-6327 (UP), 919-4571 (BBC) 

UP Racquetball Reservations: 348-2990 

Web Site: http://www.fiu.edu/~camprec/ 



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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND 

SCHOLAR SERVICES 

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) 
office provides assistance to international students, faculty 
and researchers in non-immigrant status (F or J visas). 
The staff provides advising services on immigration, 
cultural, personal, social and financial concerns, as well 
as, maintaining the Student Exchange Visitor Information 
System (SEVIS) of the Department of Homeland Security 
tracking system for the University. The department also 
serves as a liaison to academic and administrative 
departments throughout the University. 

All new and/or international transfer students MUST 
attend a MANDATORY orientation program before the 
start of their first semester and MUST report to the ISSS 
office within the first week of the start of classes. The 
ISSS also offers social and cultural programs to assist 
students in adapting more effectively to the University 
community and to living in Miami. An active International 
Student Club on each campus collaborates with the 
department in organizing various social activities. Club 
programs enable students to participate in the 
international dimension of the University and provides 
opportunities for involvement in the greater Miami 
community. 

ISSS is located in GC 355, University Park, (305) 348- 
2421; and WUC 363, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- 
5813. Web site: http://isss.fiu.edu/ 

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 

The Office of International Studies (OIS) provides students 
with the opportunity to spend a semester or academic year 
studying at one of our foreign partner institutions through 
the International Student Exchange (ISE) Program, or 
to participate in short-term FIU programs (usually ranging 
from 10 days to 6 weeks) led by FIU faculty members. 

Students participating in the ISE Program will pay FIU 
tuition and fees and, with pre-approval from their 
department, will receive full credit for the courses taken 
abroad. Grades earned on these programs will not be 
averaged into the FIU GPA. In order to be eligible for the 
ISE Program, graduate students must be in good standing 
with a minimum 3.5 GPA. 

Short-term FIU programs are typically offered during the 
summer and are designed and led by members of the FIU 
faculty. Students participating in these programs will pay 
FIU tuition and fees. Grades earned on these programs 
will be averaged into the FIU GPA. 

For more information about studying abroad, please 
contact the Office of International Studies, located at Univ. 
Park, DM 442, at: (305) 348-1913; ois@fiu.edu; or 
http://ois.fiu.edu 

MULTIFAITH COUNCIL 

The Multifaith Council serves student groups involved in a 
variety of activities. Professional representatives from 
various faiths are available for personal appointments. 
Individual denominations sponsor campus-wide programs 
including worship, study groups, social gatherings, and 
cultural events. Campus Ministry sponsors programs and 
activities which are non-denominational. 
Location: GC 318, University Park, (305) 348-3902; CM 
101, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5247. 



OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN 

The Ombudsman Office acts as an impartial and 
confidential forum to assist students who have 
encountered problems or conflicts at the University, 
particularly problems or concerns not adequately 
addressed through normal channels. This may include 
correcting processes or procedures, which are incapable 
of resolving the issue, or are causing an inordinate delay. 
The Ombudsman may resolve problems through various 
methods, including investigation, mediation, or making 
referrals to the appropriate University department for 
review. The Ombudsman should be utilized in situations 
where all areas of appeal have been exhausted or proven 
unsuccessful. 

For more information or services, please contact the 
Office of the Ombudsman at (305) 348-2797 located in 
Graham Center 219 at University Park Campus, or located 
in WUC 325, Wolfe University Center, Biscayne Bay 
Campus, (305) 919-5800. Web site: 

ORIENTATION AND COMMUTER 

STUDENT SERVICES 

The Office of Orientation and Commuter Student Services 
provides resources, services, and programs to new 
students and the University's commuter student 
population. 

The Commuter Center, located at University Park, 
assists students with obtaining information that will aid 
them in making a smooth transition to the University. A 
variety of services are available at the Center, including: 
off-campus housing information, campus maps, parking 
information, local telephone access, and child care 
information. In addition to a variety of University 
resources, the Center also provides programs such as the 
Commuter Mentor program, the Nontraditional Student 
Community, and information on commuting and 
carpooling. The Center also publishes a newsletter each 
semester, provides a variety of brochures that address 
commuter concerns, and offers extended hours of service. 
Location: GC 112, University Park, (305) 348-6414 Web 
site: http://www.fiu.edu/~orient/ 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT, 

NONDISCRIMINATION, EDUCATIONAL 

EQUITY 

All members of the University Community are entitled to 
study and work in an atmosphere free from illegal 
discrimination. Florida International University's equal 
opportunity policy prohibits discrimination against students 
and employees on the basis of their race, color, creed, 
age, disability, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, 
marital status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Under 
the policy, it does not matter whether the discrimination 
was intended or not; the focus is on whether students or 
employees have been treated differently or subjected to 
intimidation, or a hostile or offensive environment as a 
result of their belonging to a protected class or having a 
protected status. Illegal sexual harassment includes 
unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature, overt or 
implied threats to induce performance of sexual favors, 
verbal harassment, use of sexually suggestive terms, or 
display or posting of sexually offensive pictures. 

Any employee, applicant, or student who believes that 
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file a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity 
Programs, PC 215, University Park, (305) 348-2785. 

OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND 

CONFLICT RESOLUTION 

The mission of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is 
to promote concepts of respect, civility, fairness, and 
conflict resolution on campus by enforcing community 
standards (FIU policies, federal, state, and local laws) and 
holding students accountable for their behavior in a fair, 
yet developmental manner, through the involvement of the 
campus community and educational development of 
students. 

Concerns of an academic nature should be directed to 
the Office of the Vice President of Academic Personnel. 
Concerns that are non-academic should be directed to the 
Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. 

The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution 
also provides the following: 

• Mediation as an avenue to foster mutual respect and 
understanding when differences arise. Mediation 
through the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict 
Resolution is an informal, voluntary, and confidential 
way to resolve minor conflicts, disputes, or 
disagreements without going through formal charges or 
student conduct proceedings. 

• Student Conduct Record checks for various agencies 
(Secret Service, FBI, CIA, State Department, DEA, 
Federal Marshals, Law Enforcement Agencies, Military, 
Graduate Schools, Law Schools, Dean Certifications, 
Florida Bar Examiners). 

• Selection and training of student conduct board 
members and hearing officers. 

• Admissions clearances — The University reserves the 
right to review the case of any student who has been 
involved in misconduct prior to admission to determine 
eligibility for admission. 

• Educational programs for faculty, staff, and students 
regarding the student judicial process; ethics and 
integrity; and conflict resolution. 

Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct section in the 
FIU Student Handbook for more information regarding 
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution processes and 
procedures. The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict 
Resolution is located in GC 311 at the University Park 
Campus, (305) 348-3939. 

STUDENT MEDIA 

Student media at FIU include The Beacon newspaper and 
WRGP radio. 

The Beacon is an editorially independent publication 
produced by students and distributed free. The purpose of 
The Beacon is to keep the University community informed 
about campus news events and activities; to serve as a 
forum for opinion and commentary concerning campus 
related topics; and to protect the interests of the University 
community and its component parts. It is published 
Monday and Thursday during the fall and spring terms, 
except during holiday breaks. It is also published eight 
times during the summer term. Students can work on the 
staff in news and features, photography, and/or 
advertising. No prior experience is required. 

WRGP is FlU's radio station located at 88.1 FM. Its 
programming is an eclectic mix of the latest music on the 
cutting edge of the alternative scene, FIU sports play-by- 



play, and news. Programming also includes weekly 
specialty shows that cover the music spectrum of metal to 
reggae, and in between is Caribbean, hip-hop, rap, Latin 
rock, and jazz. The station operates from 7 a.m. to past 
midnight seven days a week. The station provides a 
means for students to acquire experience in various 
disciplines related to the broadcast industry, including 
hands-on experience in a realistic, business-like setting 
encompassing teamwork and professional standards. 
Students can work in areas such as broadcasting, 
business, promotions, and/or engineering. Prior 
experience is not required. 

Location: The Beacon, GC 210 University Park (305) 348- 
2709; WUC 220, Biscayne Bay Campus (305) 919-4722. 
WRGP, GC 319, University Park, (305) 348-3071. 

UNIVERSITY CENTERS 

The University Center on each campus provides direct 
services to students and the University community. The 
Graham Center (GC) at University Park and the Wolfe 
University Center (WUC) at Biscayne Bay Campus are the 
focal points for the University community to meet and 
interact in a non-classroom environment. Staff in the 
Centers coordinate the scheduling of space and assist 
with the production of student and University sponsored 
events. 

As the hub of University life, these buildings house the 
offices of Student Government Association (SGA); Student 
Programming Council; Student Organizations Council 
(SOC); The Beacon student newspaper; Faculty Club, and 
departments of the Division of Student Affairs that provide 
services to students: Career Services, Office of Disability 
Services for Students, International Student and Scholar 
Services, Leadership Development, Kaplan Centers, 
Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, Campus 
Life, Women's Center, Volunteer Action Center, and 
Judicial and Mediation Services. 

The University Centers also offer the services of 
coordinating special events, media sources, state-of-the- 
art and wireless computer labs, bookstores, cafeterias, 
grills, vending machines, credit unions, copy centers, 
automatic banking facilities, auditoriums, lounges, meeting 
rooms, ballrooms, movie theaters, and game rooms. Other 
services include; Lost and Found, locker rentals, vending 
refunds, Kaplan test preparation classes, and Panther ID 
card center. 

The Graham Center houses the Office of the Senior 
Vice President for Student Affairs, classrooms, Art Gallery, 
the Radio Station (WRGP), TicketMaster, a satellite 
cashiering office, a fresh food concept- serving all you 
care to eat, Polio Tropical, Subway, Grade's Grill, and a 
coffee shop. The mini-mall offers a credit union, Panther 
Stop convenience store, copy center, bookstore, flower 
shop, Santi's hair and nail, travel agency, notary public, 
and Panther Dry Cleaners. 

The Wolfe University Center (WUC) is located at the 
heart of FlU's Biscayne Bay Campus. It Is home to the 
three hundred seat Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre, houses a 
state-of-the-art computer lounge, five large meeting 
rooms, and a recently renovated multi-purpose ballroom. 
A multi-purpose dining and catering facility, the student 
fitness center, and several comfortable study lounges can 
also be found in the WUC. It is also host to one of the 
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Challenge (TRAC). Tenants include Students Affairs 
Offices for: Disability and Support Services, Multi-Cultural 
Programs and Services, Career Services, International 
Student Scholar Services, and Psychological and 
Counseling Services. University support offices include 
the Credit Union, the Student ID Center, Panther Print and 
Mail, University Technology Services, and the Parking and 
Traffic Office. The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore 
is located on the first floor next to Panther Square. 

The administrative offices of the University Centers are 
located as follows: GC 1215 at University Park (305) 348- 
2297; WUC 325 at Biscayne Bay Campus (305) 919-5800. 

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES 

The University Libraries are housed in the Steven and 
Dorothea Green Library (GL) at University Park and in the 
Library Building (LIB) at Biscayne Bay Campus. In 
addition, there is an Engineering Library Service Center 
offering a variety of services on the Engineering Campus; 
the Law Library, located in the College of Law, offers a 
specialized legal collection. The FIU Wolfsonian Museum 
Library is a rich resource for scholars interested in design, 
art history, material culture, and aesthetic and social 
movements in Europe and North America. Collectively, 
these libraries make available over 1.6 million volumes; 
provide access to a broad range of electronic resources; 
and offer the latest in electronic library services combined 
with efficient access to print material. 

Library users have access to ILLiad, the latest in 
automated interlibrary loan systems with journal articles 
delivered to the desktop; to chat reference service in 
English and in Spanish; and to a broad range of 
Information Literacy instructional offerings. Most on-line 
sources are available 24 hours a day. Most collections are 
in open stacks and directly available to the public. 

Special resources and services include: a Geographic 
Information Systems (GIS) Center; the Everglades Digital 
Library; and a Virtual Library Tour, all accessible from the 
library home page ( http://library.fiu.edu ). 

The principal libraries maintain an extensive schedule of 
service hours staying open Sunday-Thursday during the 
fall and spring semesters until 1 a.m., with more extensive 
access available during final exams. A number of research 
carrels are available for assignment to doctoral students. 

Currently-registered students may use the libraries of 
any other institution in the State University System. For 
access to libraries in the southeast Florida Region, check 
at the circulation desk concerning SEFLIN library 
privileges that enable you to borrow books from other 
libraries in the region. 

VICTIM ADVOCACY CENTER 

The Victim Advocacy Center provides support services to 
FIU students, faculty, staff and university visitors who have 
been victims and survivors of abuse and/or violence. 
Confidential services are free of charge, and address 
issues such as sexual violence, relationship/ 
dating/domestic abuse, stalking, assault and battery, hate 
crimes, harassment, and issues pertaining to adult 
survivors of child abuse, and homicide survivors. The 
Center also provides awareness and prevention education 
programs for the FIU community, and peer educator 
opportunities for FIU students. In addition, the Center 
engages in research regarding effective interventions and 
is funded to make national policy recommendations. A 
resource library is also available for student use at the 



University Park Campus. Persons who have experienced 
actual or threatened victimization are encouraged to seek 
services from the Victim Advocacy Center. 

Location: UHSC 210, University Park Campus (305) 
348-1215; by appointment at BBC; 24-hour crisis hotline: 
(305) 348-3000. 

WOMEN'S CENTER 

The Women's Center at FIU provides various programs 
and services related to the intellectual, professional, and 
personal growth of women. The Mentoring Partnerships 
Program, a joint effort with the Office of Alumni Relations, 
matches current FIU female students with a faculty, staff, 
or alumnae mentor who can assist them in developing 
their personal and professional goals, in navigating the 
university, and assist them in developing networks. Other 
programs and services include involvement with NOW 
(National Organization for Women), Take Our Daughters 
to Work Day, and Women Her story Month, The Women's 
Center collaborates and coordinates with other university 
departments and student organizations to meet the needs 
and enhance the lives of the varied female population on 
campus. Programs and services are open to the entire 
community, but focus on women and include confidential 
referrals, scholarship information, and volunteer 
opportunities. We educate and advocate for systematic 
changes that will improve the lives of women and men. 
Locations: GC 2200, University Park, (305) 348-3692 and 
WUC 257, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5359. 

THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU 

Located in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco District, 
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a 
museum and research center that serves local, national, 
and international audiences by promoting the examination, 
understanding, and appreciation of the ways that design 
has served as a reflection of societal values and as an 
active force in the shaping of human experience. The 
Wolfsonian is accredited by the American Association of 
Museums. Through thought-provoking exhibitions, 
publications, research, academic, and public programs, 
The Wolfsonian-FlU focuses on the meaning of objects 
and the effect that the Industrial Revolution had on the 
creation of the modern world. The Wolfsonian became 
part of FIU in July 1997. Its founder, Mitchell Wolfson Jr., 
donated to FIU his extraordinary collection of the period 
1885-1945. 

The Wolfsonian holds more than 100,000 objects 
predominantly from North America and Europe, providing 
rich evidence of the cultural, political, and technological 
changes that swept the world in the century preceding the 
end of World War II. The collection features furniture, 
decorative arts, industrial design, paintings, sculpture, 
architectural models, works on paper, rare books, and 
ephemera. Notable among these are Depression era 
prints and mural studies by WPA artists, items from the 
British Arts and Crafts movement and the German 
Werkstatten and Werkbund, and artifacts of political 
propaganda. 

Permanent, temporary, and traveling shows address 
broad themes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, 
such as nationalism, political persuasion, industrialization, 
architecture and urbanism, consumerism and advertising, 
transportation, and world's fairs. Although drawing 
primarily on its own holdings, The Wolfsonian also 



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features exhibitions and objects on loan from other 
collections. 

Days, evenings, and weekends, The Wolfsonian offers a 
range of lectures, films, symposia, tours, and workshops 
geared to visitors of all ages. It has paired with Miami- 
Dade County public schools to develop activities and 
interpretive materials for students and teachers in the arts 
and social sciences. To inquire about an exhibition 
(present, past, upcoming), program, or the general 
calendar, or to learn more about the collection and how it 
can be used for research, please visit 
www.wolfsonian.org or call (305) 531 -1 001 . 



The Wolfsonian publishes catalogues to document its 
exhibitions and collection. It also produces the award- 
winning Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, a 
scholarly annual dedicated to exploring the role of art and 
design in the modern world. 

Free admission to exhibitions is provided to all Florida 
state university faculty, students, and staff with valid ID. In 
addition, The Wolfsonian is open to the general public on 
Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. Most 
educational programs are free to the FIU community, 
however, occasional fees apply. 



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ADMINISTRATION 
AND STAFF 



V^CY 




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ADMINISTRATION AND 
STAFF 



OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 



President 

Director, Office of Internal Audit 

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 



Modesto A. Maidique 
Ted Guba 



Acting Provost and Executive Vice 

President Ronald M. Berkman 

Vice President, Research TBA 

Vice President, Student Affairs and 

Undergraduate Education Rosa L. Jones 

Vice President, Information Technology 

and Chief Information Officer John P. McGowan 

Vice President, Enrollment Management CorinneWebb 
Executive Vice Provost, Academic 

Affairs Douglas Wartzok 

Interim Vice Provost, Planning and Institutional 

Effectiveness Jeffery Gonzalez 

Vice Provost, International 

Studies A. Douglas Kincaid 

Wee Provost, Academic Personnel Kenneth Johnson 
Vice Provost, Program 

Review and Assessment Kyle Perkins 

Associate Vice President, Academic 

Affairs Tonja Moore 

Associate Vice President, Undergraduate 

Education Lidia V. Tuttle 



DEANS 



Juan A. Bueno 



Mark Szuchman 



Dean, School of Architecture 
Interim Dean, College of Arts and 

Sciences 
Executive Dean, College of Business 

Administration Joyce Elam 

Interim Dean, College of Education Judith A. Blucker 
Executive Dean, College of Engineering 

and Computing Vishwanath Prasad 

Interim Executive Dean, College of Health and 

Urban Affairs Ray Thomlison 

Interim Dean, Honors College Leslie Northup 

Dean, School of Hospitality 

and Tourism Management Joseph West 

Dean, School of Journalism and 

Mass Communication Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver 

Dean, College of Law Leonard P. Strickman 

Interim Dean, University Graduate 

School Stephan L. Mintz 

LIBRARIES 

Acting Executive Associate Director Antonie B. Downs 
Associate Director for Collection 

Development Charles "Tony" Schwartz 

Associate Director, Services and 

Systems Sherry Carrillo 



Dana Forgione 

Luis Salas 
Max B. Rothman 

Gustavo Roig 
Steven Heine 

Xudong He 



CENTERS AND INSTITUTES 

Director, Center for Accounting, 

Auditing and Tax Studies 
Director, Center for 

Administration of Justice 
Executive Director, Center on Aging 
Director, Center for Diversity in 

Engineering 
Director, Institute for Asian Studies 
Director, Center for Advanced 

Distributed Systems Engineering 
Director, Cardiovascular 

Engineering Center Richard T. Schoephoerster 

Director, Center for Advanced Technology 

Education Malek Adjouadi 

Director, Center for International 

Business Education and 

Research Mary Ann Von Glinow 

Director, Children's Creative 

Learning Center Nancy Ponn 

Director, Institute for Children and Families 

at Risk Barbara Thomlinson 

Director, Cuban Research Institute Damian Fernandez 
Director, High Performance Database 

Research Center Naphtali Rishe 

Director, Center for Economic Research 

and Education Jorge Salazar-Carrillo 

Director, Center for Energy and Technology 

for the Americas Harlan Sands 

Director, Intercultural Institute for Educational 

Initiatives Lynn lion 

Director, Center for Internet Augmented 

Research and Assessment Julio Ibarra 

Director, Florida Center for Analytical 

Electron Microscopy Gautam Sen 

Director, English Language Institute Luis Sanchez 

Director, Knight Ridder Center for 

Excellence in Management H. Paul Root 

Director, Future Aerospace 

Science and Technology 
Center for Cryoelectronics Grover Larkins Jr. 

Director, Florida -Caribbean 

Institute Eduardo A. Gamarra 

Director, Florida -Mexico 

Institute Eduardo A. Gamarra 

Director, Center for Health 

Research and Policy H. Virginia McCoy 

Executive Director, Applied Research 

Center Harlan Sands 

Director, Infant Development 

Research Center Lorraine E. Bahrick 

Director, International Forensic Research 

Institute Kenneth Furton 

Director, Institute for Hospitality and 

Tourism Education and Research Joan S. Remington 
Director, Intercultural Dance and Music 

Institute Andrea Mantell-Seidel 



Administration and Staff 55 



Director, International Hurricane 

Research Center Stephen P. Leatherman 

Director, International Media Center John Virtue 

Director, Institute for Public Opinion 

Research Hugh Gladwin 

Director, Institute for Judaic and Near 

Eastern Studies Steven Heine 

Director, Center for Labor Research 

and Studies Dawn Addy 

Director, Latin American and Caribbean 

Center Eduardo A. Gamarra 

Director, Ryder Center for Logistics TBA 

Co-Directors, Manufacturing 

Research Center Ching-Sheng Chen 

W. Kinzy Jones 
Director, Metropolitan Center Dario Moreno 

Director, National Policy and Resource Center 

on Nutrition and Aging Nancy S. Wellman 

Executive Director, Eugenio Pino Global 

Entrepreneurship Center Alan Carsrud 

Director, Professional Development 

Center Debra Danker Sandler 

Director, Child and Family Psychosocial 

Research Center Wendy K. Silverman 

Director, Institute for Public Management 

and Community Services Allan Rosenbaum 

Director, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public 

Policy and Citizenship Studies John F. Stack 

Director, Jerome Bain Real Estate 

Institute John S. Zdanowics 

Director, Southeast Environmental Research 

Center Rudolf Jaffe 

Director, Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme 

Conditions Surendra K. Saxena 

Director, Summit of the Americas Center Carl Cira 

Director, Telecommunications and Information 

Technology Institute Niki Pissinou 

Director, Center for Transnational and 

Comparative Studies Sarah Mahler 

Director, Lehman Transportation 

Research Center L. David Shen 

Director, Center for Tourism and 

Technology Alan J. Parker 

Executive Director, Center for Urban 

Education and Innovation Lisa Delpit 

Director, Women's Studies Center Suzanna Rose 

Director, Institute for Workforce 

Competiveness Frank T. Hammons 

Director, Center for Youth Development Lilly M. Langer 

MUSEUMS 

Interim Director, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art 

Museum Stacey de la Grana 

Director, Wolfsonian Museum Cathy Leff 



Biscayne Bay Campus 



Vice Provost 



Raul Moncarz 



Business and Finance 

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of 

Human Resources Vivian Sanchez 

University Treasurer Alexander Zyne 

Controller James Bond 

Associate Director, Purchasing Services Orlando Valdes 

Administration 

Vice President Marcos Perez 

Inspector General, Internal Audit Ted Guba 

Director, Business Services Felicia Townsend 

Assistant Director, South Beach Wine & 

Food Festival Lori-Ann Cox 

Director, Parking and Transportation Bill Foster 

Director, Athletics Rick Mello 
Executive Director, Athletics Association Joe Velasco 
Associate Vice President, Financial 

Services Alexander Duque 
Assistant Vice President, Environmental 

Health and Safety Jennifer Mwaisela 

Director, Public Safety Bill King 
Associate Vice President, Facilities 

Management Victor Citarella 

Senior Director, Facilities Nick DiCiacco 

Director, Facilities Planning Bob Griffith 
Director, Facilities Operations 

Analysis Jose Rodriguez 

Director, Facilities Construction Sylvia Berenguer 
Associate Director, Financial Services Edward Brozic 

Continuing and Professional 
Studies 



Mercedes Ponce 



Executive Director, Continuing and 

Professional Studies 
Director, Legal Studies Institute and 

Multicultural Training Institute Ana Crucet 

Director, Academy for Lifelong Learning Susan Jay 

Director, Kovens Conference Center Jean Harris 

Director, Operations Student and Financial 

Services Paul Masongsong 

Associate Director, Corporate Relations 

Business Development Pietro Bonacossa 

Governmental Relations 

Vice President, Governmental Relations TBA 

Director, State Relations Michelle L. Palacio 

Director, Federal Relations Susan Moya 

Associate Vice President, Education 
Policy and Budget Deborah Gallay 

Human Resources 

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice 

President of Human Resources Vivian Sanchez 

Interim Assistant Vice President, 

HR Operations Maria Alam 

Senior Director, Employee & Labor Relations and 

Work Force Recruitment lliana Ricelli 



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Senior Director, Organization Development 

and Learning Lisa Gunther 

Senior Director, Payroll and Employee 

Records Grace Ulla 

Director, Benefits Administration Silvia Covas 

Director, Equal Opportunity Programs Bennie Osborne 
Director, Compensation Administration Maria Mazorra 
Associate Director of Human Resources System 

and IT Serafin Alorro 

Associate Director, Biscayne Bay Campus 

Operations Trudy Fernandez 

Intercollegiate Athletics 

Director of Athletics Rick Mello 
Associate Athletic Director for External 

Operations Gregg Fort 

Head Baseball Coach Danny Price 

Head Football Coach Don Strock 

Head Men's Basketball Coach Sergio Rouco 

Head Women's Basketball Coach Cindy Russo 
Head Cross Country/Track and 

Field Coach Steve Rubin 

Head Women's Golf Coach David Pezzino 

Head Men's Soccer Coach Karl Kremser 

Head Women's Soccer Coach Everton Edwards 

Head Women's Softball Coach Kim Gwydir 

Head Women's Tennis Coach Ronnie Bernstein 

Head Volleyball Coach Danijela Tomic 

Head Swimming & Diving Coach Noemi Zaharia 
Associate Athletic Director, Game 

Management Operations Mike Garrity 

Director, Athletics Support Services Shirelle Jackson 

Director, Compliance Matt Hathaway 

Assistant Director, Compliance Mitchell Isle 
Senor Associate Athletic Director, Internal 

Operations Julie Berg 
Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations Rich Kelch 
Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities and 

Operations Barton Mondell 
Assistant Athletic Director for 

Student-Athlete Development A.C. Tellison 
Assistant Athletic Director/Media 

Relations Rich Kelch 

Corporate Sponsorships/Marketing Jim D'Arecca 

Executive Director, Athletic Association Joe Velasco 

Head Athletic Trainer Gigi Garcia 

Manager, Business Office Susan Sanchez 

Cheerleading Coach, Maria George 

Golden Dazzlers Head Coach Brenda Popritkin 

Head Strength Coach Lou DeNeen 



Pines Center 

Director 
Assistant Director 

Student Affairs 

Vice President 
Associate Vice President 
Associate Vice President 
and University Ombudsman 



Diana Little 
Isabel Morales 



Rosa L. Jones 
Helen Ellison 

Larry Lunsford 



Cathy Akens 
Matilde Gramling 

Jorge R. Diaz 

Latrell Myers 

Nancy J. Ponn 

Charlie Andrews 

Julio Garcia 

Ruth A. Hamilton 

E. George Simms 

Sharon Aaron 

Robert Dollinger 



Assistant Vice President, 

Biscayne Bay Campus 
Director, Budget and Personnel 
Director Title V, Assessment and 

Evaluation 
Acting Director, Career Services 
Director, Children's Learning Center 
Director, Campus Life 
Director, Disability Resource Center 
Executive Director, Graham 

University Center 
Director, Grants and Research 
Director, Victim Advocacy Center 
Executive Director, University Health 

Services 
Executive Director, Operations and 

Auxiliary Services James Wassenaar, Jr. 

Director, International Student and Scholar 

Services Ana Sippin 

Senior Director, Multicultural Program 

And Services Robert Coatie 

Director, Campus Life Recreation and Orientation, 

Biscayne Bay Campus Craig Cunningham 

Senior Director, Wolfe University Center, 

Biscayne Bay Campus Gregory A. Olson 

Director, Upward Bound Sofia Santiesteban 

Director, Student Support Services Dorret Sawyers 

Director, Counseling and Psychological 

Services Center Cheryl Nowell 

Director, Student Conduct and Conflict 

Resolution Karen Dlhosh 

Associate Director, Women's Center Suzanne Onorato 
Acting Director, Office of Employee 

Assistance Kate Kominars 

Director, University Housing and Residential 

Life, Assistant Ombudsperson TBA 

Director, Center for Leadership 

and Service Beverly Dalrymple 

Director, Student Media Robert Jaross 

Director, Recreation Services Rob Frye 

University Advancement 

Vice President, University 

Advancement Howard R. Lipman 

Associate Vice President, 

Development Sumner Hutcheson 

Associate Vice President and Executive 

Director, Alumni Relations Bill Draughon 

Associate Vice President, Marketing-External 

Relations Terry Witherell 

Director, Community Relations Josefina Cagigal 

Director, Operations Juan Cueto 

Director, Publications Bill Stahl 

Acting Director, Media Relations, Maydel Santana-Bravo 
Director, Donor Relations Laura Padron 

Director, Research and Prospect 

Management Tamara Loan 



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Division of Information 
Technology 

Office of the CIO 

Vice President & CIO 
Associate Vice President 

IT Business Services 

Associate Director, Business Services 
Assistant Director, Business Services 

University Libraries 

Interim Executive Associate 
Director of Libraries 



John P. McGowan 
Ivon R. Foster 



Martha Castiello 
Candace Reese 



Antonie Downs 



Center for Internet Augmented Research & 
Assessment 

Executive Director, CIARA/AMPATH Julio Ibarra 

University Technology Services (UTS) 

Director, UTS - Administrative Software 

Unit Robert Grillo 

Director, UTS - Enterprise Technology 

Support Services Al Losada 

Interim Assistant Director, Studio of Digital 

Arts Kendra Tarbox 

Associate Director, UTS - Customer 

Relations & Communications TBA 



FIU Information Technology Security Office 

FIU IT Security Officer Cheryl Granto 



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FLORIDA'S STATEWIDE 
COURSE NUMBERING 
SYSTEM 



FLORIDA'S STATEWIDE COURSE 

NUMBERING SYSTEM 

Courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and 
numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide 
Course Numbering System. This numbering system is 
used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 
33 participating non-public institutions. The major purpose 
of this system is to facilitate the transfer of courses 
between participating institutions. 

Each participating institution controls the title, credit, and 
content of its own courses and recommends the first digit 
of the course number to indicate the level at which 
students normally take the course. Course prefixes and 
the last three digits of the course numbers are assigned by 
members of faculty discipline committees appointed for 
that purpose by the Florida Department of Education in 
Tallahassee. Individuals nominated to serve on these 
committees are selected to maintain a representative 
balance as to type of institution and discipline field or 
specialization. 

The course prefix and each digit in the course number 
have a meaning in the Statewide Course Numbering 
System (SCNS). The list of course prefixes and numbers, 
along with their generic titles, is referred to as the "SCNS 
taxonomy." Descriptions of the content of courses are 
referred to as "course equivalency profiles." 

THE COURSE PREFIX 

The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major 
division of an academic discipline, subject matter area, or 
sub-category of knowledge. The prefix is not intended to 
identify the department in which a course is offered. 
Rather, the content of a course determines the assigned 
prefix to identify the course. 

GENERAL RULE FOR COURSE EQUIVALENCIES 

Equivalent courses at different institutions are identified by 
the same prefixes and same last three digits of the course 
number and are guaranteed to be transferable between 
participating institutions that offer the course, with a few 
exceptions. (Exceptions are listed below). 

For example, a survey course in social problems is 
offered by 35 different postsecondary institutions. Each 
institution uses "SYG_010" to identify its social problems 
course. The level code is the first digit and represents the 
year in which students normally take the course at a 
specific institution. In the SCNS taxonomy, "SYG" means 
"Sociology, General," the century digit "0" represents 
"Entry-Level General Sociology," the decade digit "1" 
represents "Survey Course," and the unit digit "0" 
represents "Social Problems." 

In science and other areas, a "C" or "L" after the course 
number is known as a lab indicator. The "C" represents a 
combined lecture and laboratory course that meets in the 
same place at the same time. The "L" represents a 
laboratory course or the laboratory part of a course, having 



the same prefix and course number without a lab indicator, 
which meets at a different time or place. 

Transfer of any successfully completed course from one 
institution to another is guaranteed in cases where the 
course to be transferred is equivalent to one offered by the 
receiving institution. Equivalencies are established by the 
same prefix and last three digits and comparable faculty 
credentials at both institutions. For example, SYG 1010 is 
offered at a community college. The same course is 
offered at a state university as SYG 2010. A student who 
has successfully completed SYG 1010 at the community 
college is guaranteed to receive transfer credit for SYG 
2010 at the state university if the student transfers. The 
student cannot be required to take SYG 2010 again since 
SYG 1010 is equivalent to SYG 2010. Transfer credit 
must be awarded for successfully completed equivalent 
courses and used by the receiving institution to determine 
satisfaction of requirements by transfer students on the 
same basis as credit awarded to the native students. It is 
the prerogative of the receiving institution, however, to 
offer transfer credit for courses successfully completed 
that have not been designated as equivalent. 

AUTHORITY FOR ACCEPTANCE OF 
EQUIVALENT COURSES 

Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, states: 

Any student who transfers among postsecondary 
institutions that are fully accredited by a regional or 
national accrediting agency recognized by the United 
States Department of Education and that participate in the 
statewide course numbering system shall be awarded 
credit by the receiving institution for courses satisfactorily 
completed by the student at the previous institutions. 
Credit shall be awarded if the courses are judged by the 
appropriate statewide course numbering system faculty 
committees representing school districts, public 
postsecondary educational institutions, and participating 
nonpublic postsecondary educational institutions to be 
academically equivalent to courses offered at the receiving 
institution, including equivalency of faculty credentials, 
regardless of the public or nonpublic control of the 
previous institution. The Department of Education shall 
ensure that credits to be accepted by a receiving institution 
are generated in courses for which the faculty possess 
credentials that are comparable to those required by the 
accrediting association of the receiving institution. The 
award of credit may be limited to courses that are entered 
in the statewdie course numbering system. Credits 
awarded pursuant to this subsection shall satisfy 
institutional requirements on the same basis as credits 
awarded to native students. 

EXCEPTIONS TO THE GENERAL RULE FOR 
EQUIVALENCY 

The following courses are exceptions to the general rule 
for course equivalencies and may not transfer. Transfer- 
ability is at the discretion of the receiving institution: 
A. Courses in the 900-999 series(e.g., ART 2905) 



Florida Statewide Course Numbering System 59 



B. Internships, practica, clinical experiences, and 
study abroad courses 

C. Performance or studio courses in Art, Dance, 
Theater, and Music 

D. Skills courses in Criminal Justice 

E. Graduate courses 

F. Courses not offered by the receiving institution 

G. For courses at non-regionally accredited 
institutions, courses offered prior to the transfer 
date of the course 

College preparatory and vocational preparatory course 
may not be used to meet degree requirements and are not 
transferable. 



Questions about the Statewide Course Numbering 
System and appeals regarding course credit transfer 
decisions should be directed to ( Name of Institution 
Statewide Course Numbering System Contact ) in the 
( Office where Institution Contact may be located ) or 
the Florida Department of Education, Office of Articulation, 
1401 Turlington Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399- 
0400. Special reports and technical information may be 
requested by calling the Statewide Course Numbering 
System office at (850) 245-0427 or SunCom 205-0427. 



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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 

UP 305-348-3181 

Email: delauzs@fiu.edu 

http://www.fiu.edu/~soa/index.htm 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

UP 305-348-2864 

BBC 305-919-5859 
Pines 954-438-8602 
Email: casdean@fiu.edu 
http://www.fiu.edu/orqs/casdean/ 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC 

UP 305-348-2896 

BBC 305-919-5859 
Email: music@fiu.edu 
http://www.fiu.edu/~music 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

UP 305-348-2751 

BBC 305-919-5870 
Pines 954-438-8601 
Email: online@fiu.edu 
http://cba.fiu.edu/ 

Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Graduate 
School of Business 

UP 305-348-3880 

Email: chapman@fiu.edu 
http://cba.fiu.edu 



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 
COMPUTING 

UP 305-348-2522 

Pines 954-438-8609 
Email: all@enq.fiu.edu 
www.enq.fiu.edu 

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND 
INFORMATION SCIENCES 

UP 305-348-2744 

BBC 305-919-5859 

Email: info-underqrad@cis.fiu.edu 

http://www.cis.fiu.edu 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND URBAN 
AFFAIRS 

UP 305-348-5840 

BBC 305-919-5840 
Pines 954-438-8602 
http://chua.fiu.edu/ 

School of Health Sciences 

UP 305-348-3446 

Email: anderson@fiu.edu 
http://schoolofhealth.fiu.edu/ 

School of Nursing 

UP 305-348-7703 

BBC 305-919-4421 
http://www.nursinq.fiu.edu/ 



School of Accounting 

UP 305-348-2581 

BBC 305-919-5780 

CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL 
STUDIES (CAPS) 

UP 305-348-5669 

BBC 305-919-5000 
Email: caps@fiu.edu 
http://fiu.edu/~caps 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

UP 305-348-2768 

Pines 954-438-8609 
Email: coeadvis@fiu.edu 
http://education.fiu.edu 



Schools of Social Work, Policy and 
Management 
Social Work 

UP 305-348-5880 

BBC 305-919-5880 
Pines 954-438-8601 
http://chua2.fiu.edu/socialwork/ 

Policy and Management 

UP 305-348-5890 

http://chua2.fiu.edu/spm/ 

Stempel School of Public Health 

UP 305-348-4903 

http://publichealth.fiu.edu/ 



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HONORS COLLEGE 

UP 305-348-4100 

BBC 305-919-5597 
Email: honors@fiu.edu 
http://www.fiu.edu/~honors/ 



SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM 
AND MASS COMMUNICATION 

BBC 305-919-5625 
Email: sjmc@fiu.edu 
http://imc.fiu.edu/sjmc/ 



SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND 
TOURISM MANAGEMENT 

BBC 305-919-4500 
Email: hospitality@fiu.edu 
http://hospitality.fiu.edu 



COLLEGE OF LAW 

UP 305-348-8006 

Email: lawadmit@fiu.edu 
http://www.fiu.edu/law/ 

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL 

UP 305-348-2455 

Email: uqs@fiu.edu 
http://qradschool.fiu.edu 




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CENTERS AND INSTITUTES 



Applied Research Center 

URL: http://www.arc.fiu.edu/ 

Biomedical Engineering Institute 
URL: http://www.bme.fiu.edu/ 

Cardiovascular Engineering Center 

URL: http://www.enq.fiu.edu/cvec/main.htm 

Center for Accounting, Auditing, and 

Tax Studies 

URL: http://cba.fiu.edu/web/caats/index.htm 

Center for Administration of Justice 
URL: http://caj.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Advanced Distributed 
Systems Engineering 

URL: http://cadse.cs.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Advanced Technology and 
Education 

URL: http://www.cate.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Energy and Technology of the 
Americas 

URL: http://ceta.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Labor Research and Studies 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~clrs/ 

Center for Tourism and Technology 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~tourtech/ 

Center for Transnational and 
Comparative Studies 

URL: http://www.tcs-fiu.org/ 

Center for Urban Education and 

Innovation 

URL: http://education.fiu.edu/urbaned/ 

Center for the Study of Matter at 
Extreme Conditions 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~saxenas/ 

Center on Aging 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~coa/ 

Child and Family Psychosocial Research 
Center 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~capp 



Children's Creative Learning Center 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~children/ 

Center for Diversity in Engineering 
URL: http://www.enq.fiu.edu/cde 

Center for Ethnobiology and Natural 
Products 

URL: www.fiu.edu/~cenap 

Center for International Business 
Education & Research 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~ciber/ 

Center for Internet Augmented Research 

URL: http://www.ciara.fiu.edu 

Cuban Research Institute 

URL: http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri/ 

English Language Institute 
URL: http://www.eli.fiu.edu/ 

Eugenio Pino and Family Global 
Entrepreneurship Center 

URL: http://www.entrepreneurship.fiu.edu/ 

Florida - Caribbean Institute 
URL: http://lacc.fiu.edu/fci/ 

Florida Center for Analytical Electron 

Microscopy 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~emlab/ 

Florida - Mexico Institute 

URL: http://lacc.fiu.edu/fmi/ 

Future Aerospace Science and 
Technology Center for Cryoelectronics 
URL: http://www.enq.fiu.edu/FAST/ 

Global Entrepreneurship Center 
URL: http://www.entrepreneurship.fiu.edu 

High Performance Database Research 

Center 

URL: http://hpdrc.cs.fiu.edu/ 

Infant Development Research Center 
URL: http://infantlab.fiu.edu 



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Institute for Asian Studies 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~asian/ 

Institute for Children and Families at 

Risk 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/-icfr 

Institute for Hospitality and Tourism 
Education and Research 
URL: http://hospitalitv.fiu.edu/ihter 

Institute for Judaic and Near Eastern 

Studies 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~iewstudi/index.html 

Institute for Public Management and 

Community Services 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~ipmcs/ 

Institute for Public Opinion Research 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/ipor/ 

Institute for Workforce Competitiveness 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~xiwc/ 

Institute of Government 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~metcntr/ 

Intercultural Dance and Music Institute 
URL: http://lacc.fiu.edu/indami/ 

International Forensic Research Institute 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~ifri/ 

International Hurricane Research Center 

URL: http://www.ihrc.fiu.edu/ 

Intercultural Institute for Educational 

Initiatives 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~iied/ 

International Media Center 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~imc/ 

Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public 
Policy and Citizenship Studies 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~ippcs/ 

Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute 
URL: http://cba.fiu.edu/web/jerome/index.htm 

Joint Center for Environmental & Urban 

Problems 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~metcntr/ 



Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in 
Management 

URL: http://business.fiu.edu/web/kr/ 

Latin American and Caribbean Center 

URL: http://lacc.fiu.edu/ 

Lehman Center for Transportation 

Research 

URL: http://www.enq.fiu.edu/LCTR/ 

Manufacturing Research Center 
URL: http://www.eng.fiu.edu/MRC/ 

Metropolitan Center 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~metcntr/ 

National Policy and Resource Center on 

Nutrition and Aging 

URL: http://nutritionandaqinq.fiu.edu/ 

Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~museum/home.html 

Professional Development Center 
URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~pdc/ 

Southeast Environmental Research 

Center 

URL: http://serc.fiu.edu/ 

Summit of the Americas Center 
URL: http://americas.fiu.edu/ 

Telecommunications and Information 
Technology Institute 

URL: http://www.it2.fiu.edu/ 

The Wolfsonian Museum 
URL: http://www.wolfsonian.org/ 

Women's Studies Center 

URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~wstudies/ 



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Phone & Web Addresses 

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http://www.fiu.edu/~advising/ 
UP 305-348-2892 

BBC 305-919-5754 

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UP 305-348-2363 

BBC 305-919-5760 

Pines 954-438-8600 

ART MUSEUM (FROST) 

http://www.fiu.edu/~museum/ 
UP 305-348-2890 

ATHLETICS 

http://www.fiusports.com 
UP 305-348-2756 

BOOKSTORE 

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UP 305-348-2691 

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UP 305-348-2126 

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UP 305-348-2121 

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UP 

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WOLFSONIAN - FIU 

http://www.wolfsonian.org 
1001 Washington Avenue 
Miami Beach, Florida 33139 
Phone: 305-531-1001 




School of Architecture 





Florida International Universit] 



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School of Architecture 



Juan Antonio Bueno, Professor and Dean 

David F. Bergwall, Associate Professor and Associate 

Dean 
Nathaniel Q. Belcher, Associate Professor and Assistant 

Dean 

Marta Canaves, Associate in Design, Director, Landscape 

Architecture Program 
Adam M. Drisin, Associate Professor, Director, 

Architecture Program 
Janine King, Associate Professor, Director, Interior 

Design Program 

Alfredo Andia, Associate Professor 
Claudia Busch, Associate in Design 
Jaime Canaves, Associate Professor 
Jason R. Chandler, Assistant Professor 
Eric Goldemberg, Assistant Professor 
Gisela Lopez-Mata, Associate Professor 
Marilys R. Nepomechie, Associate Professor 
Nicolas Quintana, Scholar in Architecture and Urbanism 
Gray Read, Assistant Professor 
Camilo Rosales, Associate Professor 
Roberto Rovira, Assistant Professor 
John Stuart, Associate Professor 

The School of Architecture is dedicated to advancing the 
professions of architecture, interior design and landscape 
architecture. In keeping with the nature of these 
professions, the programs are taught in an interdisciplinary 
manner, taking full advantage of the resources and areas 
of expertise offered by each. The school offers three 
undergraduate degree programs, a Bachelor of Arts in 
Architecture, a Bachelor in Interior Design, and a Bachelor 
of Landscape Architecture (see Undergraduate Catalog 
for descriptions), and six graduate degree programs, a 
Master of Architecture, a Master of Arts in Architecture, a 
Master of Interior Deisgn, a Master of Arts in Interior 
Design, a Master of Landscape Architecture, and a Master 
of Arts in Landscape Architecture. The School maintains 
close ties with architecture, interior design and landscape 
architecture professionals. Professional advisory boards 
periodically review the curriculum to maintain program 
relevance. 

Students applying to the School should plan for the 
financial aspects of a design education. This includes the 
costs of computers, software, travel and field trips, tools 
and equipment, and modeling supplies. All students must 
have continuing access to a laptop computer through 
purchase, lease or other arrangements. For further 
information contact the School. 

Ownership of Student Work 

Student work, submitted to the School in satisfaction of 
course or degree requirements, becomes the physical 
property of the School. However, students retain all rights 
to the intellectual property of such work. This work may 
include papers, drawings, models, and other materials. 
The School assumes no responsibility for safeguarding 
such materials. At its discretion, the School may retain, 
return, or discard such materials. The School will not 
normally discard the materials of currently enrolled 



students without giving the student a chance to reclaim 
them. 

Admissions Requirements for All Graduate 
Degrees in the School of Architecture 

All applicants must meet University graduate admissions 
requirements. Applicants to the School of Architecture 
degree programs must also submit a portfolio of creative 
work for School review. The deadline for portfolio 
submission is February 1 of each year. Portfolios 
submitted after this date will be considered if studio space 
is available. 

Admission is determined by an extensive portfolio 
review that examines evidence of creative work, academic 
success, and professional achievement. Please contact 
the School of Architecture for specific portfolio 
requirements. 

Students who have successfully completed the portfolio 
review process must also meet the minimum requirements 
of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or 
university with undergraduate grade point average (GPA) 
of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or hold a graduate degree from an 
accredited institution to be fully admitted in the graduate 
program. When the academic record is less than 3.0 
GPA, a minimum score of 1000 on the Graduate Record 
Examination (GRE) is required to complete for admission. 

Thesis Requirement 

Graduate students in all masters degree programs are 
required to undertake a thesis as or a master's project as 
part of their course of study at the School of Architecture. 

Master of Architecture 
Professional Degree Tracks 
(Accredited by NAAB) 

The Graduate Program in Architecture prepares students 
for professional practice in the field of architecture. The 
program is characterized by a broad interdisciplinary 
framework, with emphasis placed upon five thematic 
areas; architectural design, history/theory, building 
technologies, digital technology, and professional practice. 

The goal of the educational experience is to develop 
synthetic thought and design processes using creative 
problem solving and critical thinking. We are committed to 
educating students to form independent design 
judgements grounded in the larger contexts of intellectual 
inquiry and the general pursuit of knowledge. Our goal is 
to prepare creative designers and highly skilled architects 
by developing comprehensive professional knowledge and 
skills. 

The program maintains a commitment to excellence in 
teaching, creative activity, research and scholarship and 
seeks to attract a diverse student body with a variety of 
academic backgrounds, experiences and interests. Our 
student body and faculty reflect the diverse areas of 
knowledge that play a critical role in the making of the built 
environment and the establishment of successful design 
practices. 

Miami is a fertile urban laboratory for the study of 
architecture. The great diversity of the region provides 
limitless possibilities for exploring historic architecture and 
urbanism, as well as unique and cutting edge new works 
by many of the world's leading architects. At the same 



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time, the challenges of rapid growth and urban 
development in Miami and the region have created an 
ideal crucible for the study of these timely issues. In 
addition, the program takes advantage of the fact that 
Miami is one of the principal academic and commercial 
gateways to Latin America and Europe. 

The Master of Architecture is a professional degree 
accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board 
(NAAB). This degree is available to students with or 
without pre-professional degrees in architecture. 

Students with no previous studies in architecture follow 
the Professional Three-Year Track, consisting of 104 
credit hours to be completed in approximately three years. 

Students with an undergraduate pre-professional four- 
year degree in architecture follow the Professional Two- 
Year Track, consisting of 60 credit hours to be completed 
in approximately two years. 

Students with a professional five-year undergraduate 
degree in architecture from a program accredited by the 
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) should 
apply for the post-professional Master of Arts in 
Architecture degree described in a subsequent section. 

NAAB Statement 

In the United States, most state registration boards require 
a degree from an accredited professional degree program 
as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural 
Accrediting Board, which is the sole agency authorized to 
accredit US professional degree programs in architecture, 
recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of 
Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of 
Architecture. A program may be granted a six-year, three- 
year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its 
degree of conformance with established educational 
standards. 

Masters degree programs may consist of a pre- 
professional undergraduate degree and a professional 
graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute 
an accredited professional education. However, the pre- 
professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an 
accredited degree. 

THREE-YEAR TRACK - 106 Credits 

A professional degree for students with a Bachelor of Arts 
or a Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, from an accredited 
institution. 

Prerequisites 

PHY 2053 
MAC 2147 
ARC 4058 



Physics w/o Calculus 4 

Pre-Calculus 3 

Computer Applications in Architecture 3 



First Year (Fall Semester) 

ARC 5075 Formative Studio I 

BCN 4561 Environmental Controls I 

ARC 5xxx Design Theories 

ARC 5xxx History of Design from Antiquity to 

Middle Ages 

First Year (Spring Semester) 

ARC 5076 Formative Studio 2 

ARC 5xxx History of Design Renaissance to 1840 

ARC 5xxx Structures and Systems 1 

ARC 5xxx Materials and Methods of Const. 



First Year (Summer Semester) 

ARC 5077 Formative Studio 3 

ARC 5xxx History of Design 1840 to Present 

ARC 5xxx Structures 2 

BCN 4564 Environ. Controls 2 

Second Year (Fall Semester) 

ARC 5361 Graduate Design 1 

ARC 5205 Adv. Design Theories 

ARC 5483 Innovations in Bldg Tech 

ARC xxxx ARC Directed Elective 

Second Year (Spring Semester) 

ARC 5362 Graduate Design 2 

ARC 6947 Research Methods 

ARC5176C Computer Practice II 

ARC xxxx ARC Directed Elective 

Third Year (Fall Semester) (Miami Based or Genoa 

Italy Based) 

ARC 6356 Graduate Design 3 

ARC 6910 Graduate Seminar 

BUL 681 Legal Envir of Business 

ARC xxxx ARC Directed Elective 



Third Year (Spring Semester) 

ARC 6971 Master's Thesis 6 

ARC 6270 Professional Office Practice 3 

ARC xxxx ARC Directed Elective 3 

ARC xxxx ARC Directed Elective 3 

TWO-YEAR TRACK - 60 Credits 

A professional degree for students with a 4-year pre- 
professional Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or Bachelor of 
Architectural Studies degree. 

First Year (Fall Semester) 

ARC 5361 Graduate Design I 6 

ARC 5205 Adv. Design Theories 3 

ARC 5483 Innovations in Bldg Tech 3 

ARC xxxx ARC Directed Elective 3 

First Year (Spring Semester) 

ARC 5362 Graduate Design II 6 

ARC 6947 Research Methods 3 

ARC5176C Computer Practice II 3 

ARC xxxx ARC Directed Elective 3 

Second Year (Fall Semester) (Miami Based or Genoa 
Italy Based) 

ARC 6356 
ARC 6910 
BUL 6810 
ARC xxxx 



Graduate Design 3 

Thesis Seminar 

Legal Environment of Business 

ARC Directed Elective 



Second Year (Spring Semester) 



ARC 6970 

ARC 6971 
ARC 6270 
ARC xxxx 
ARC xxxx 



Master's Project 

or 

Master's Thesis 

Professional Practice 

ARC Directed Elective 

ARC Directed Elective 



Master of Arts in Architecture - 36 

credits 

Post-Professional Degree 

(Not eligible for accreditation by NAAB) 

The Master of Arts in Architecture is a post-professional 
degree for students with a 5-year professional Bachelor of 
Architecture degree from a program accredited by NAAB. 
This 36 credit hour degree prepares students who wish to 



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conduct research, teach and undertake advanced studies 
in architecture and related topics. The program offers two 
tracks. One is based at our home campus in Miami and 
the other at our study abroad center in Genoa, Italy. 

Genoa Italy Based Post-Professional Degree 

First Year (Summer University Park Campus Based) 

ARC 5361 Graduate Design 1 6 

ARC 6906 Independent Study: Italian Arch/Urban 

Histories and Theories 3 

ARC 5933 Special Topics: The Architectural 

Treatise 3 

First Year (Fall Genoa Based) 

ARC 5xxx Alternative Studio 6 

ARC 5755 Architecture and the City 3 

ARC 5730 Italian Language and Culture 3 

First Year (Spring Genoa Based) 

ARC 5362 Graduate Design 2 6 

ARC 5745 Urban Architecture (Theory/History) 3 

ARC 4450 Modern Art and Italy 3 

Miami Based Post-Professional Degree 

First Year (Fall Semester) 

ARC 5361 Graduate Design 1 6 

ARC 6947 Research Methods 3 

Elective 3 

First Year (Spring Semester) 

ARC 5362 Graduate Design 2 6 

ARC 6910 Graduate Seminar 3 

Elective 3 
First Year (Summer Semester) 

Elective 3 

Elective 3 

Second Year (Fall Semester) 

ARC 6971 Master's Thesis 6 

Master of Interior Design 
Professional Degree Tracks 

The Graduate Program in Interior Design prepares expert 
interior designers with strong professional and content 
background, capable of engaging in evidence-based 
design and able to conduct and apply research. The 
program is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary degree 
program designed to engage students in advanced study 
regarding public interiors. The unique urban and cultural 
environments of South Florida, the Caribbean and South 
America, provide students with firsthand experience of a 
wide range of interior design issues in specialized areas of 
study such as hospitality design, healthcare facility design, 
and workplace design. 

A flexible curriculum accommodates individual research 
interests within a rigoruos academic framework. The 
Master of Interior Design provides professional degree 
tracks that are intended for individuals with bachelors 
degrees from other fields. This course of study has two 
tracks: a one-year track for students with bachelors 
degrees in architecture or landscape architecture, and a 
two-year track for students with bachelors degrees in other 
disciplines. 

TWO YEAR TRACK - 63 Credits 

A professional degree for students with a Bachelor of Arts 
of a Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, from an accredited 
institution. 



First Year (Fall Semester) 

IND 5235 Formative Studio 1 6 

IND 5428 Materials and Methods 3 

IND 5625 Design Theories 3 

IND 5475 Computer Applications in Interior Design 3 

First Year (Spring Semester) 

IND 5236 Formative Studio 2 6 

IND 5645 Structures and Systems 1 3 

BCN 4561 Environmental Controls 1 3 

First Year (Summer Semester) 

IND 5239 Formative Studio 3 

IND 5427 Interior Design Technology 

IND 5438 Lighting Design 



Second Year (Fall Semester) 

IND 6255 Graduate Design 1 

IND 5626 Advanced Design Theories 

IND 5485 Innovations in Bldg Tech 

Second Year (Spring Semester) 

IND 5508 Professional Office Practice 

IND 6256 Graduate Design 2 

Directed Elective 

ONE YEAR TRACK - 36 Credits 

A professional degree for students with a Bachelor of Arts 
or a Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, in Architecture or 
Landscape Architecture from an accredited institution. 
First Year (Summer Semester) 

IND 5239 Formative Studio 3 6 

IND 5427 Interior Design Technology 3 

IND 5438 Lighting Design 3 

First Year (Fall Semester) 

IND 6255 Graduate Design 1 6 

IND 5626 Advanced Design Theories 3 

IND 5485 Innovations in Bldg Tech 3 

First Year (Spring Semester) 

IND 5508 Professional Office Practice 3 

IND 6256 Graduate Design 2 6 

Directed Elective 3 

Master of Arts in Interior Design 
Post-Professional Degree 

Individuals with an undergraduate degree in Interior 
Design from an accredited professional program are 
eligible for admission to the program provided University 
requirements are met. This 36 credit hour degree prepares 
students who wish to conduct research, teach and 
undertake advanced studies in Interior Design and related 
topics. One year of full-time study in residency is normally 
required. However, a part-time study option is available 
subject to the review and approval of the Program. 
Satisfactory completion of 36 credits in the following 
course of study is required. 
First Year (Summer Semester) 

IND 5937 Special Topics 3 

STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research 1 3 

IND 6639 Research Methods 3 

First Year (Fall Semester) 

IND 5626 Advanced Design Theories 3 

Directed Elective 3 

IND 6906 Independent Study 3 

IND 6910 Graduate Seminar 3 

First Year (Spring Semester) 

IND 6979 Thesis Research 3 



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IND6971 



Directed Elective 
Directed Elective 
Master's Thesis 



Master of Landscape Architecture 
Professional Degree Tracks 
(Accredited by LAAB) 

The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture 
prepares students for research and practice while focusing 
on the design, planning, and management of tropical and 
subtropical landscapes. The unique natural and cultural 
environments of South Florida, tropical America, the 
Bahamas, and the Antilles provide firsthand experience of 
a wide range of landscapes; the study, enrichment, and 
preservation of which are emphasized through relevant 
course work, field trips, and service activities. The 
Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, Fairchild 
Tropical Garden, and Vizcaya Palace and Gardens are 
among the many regional resources readily available to 
students enrolled in the Program. The School of 
Architecture also offers study and research opportunities 
in cooperation with institutions in tropical America and 
Mediterranean Europe. 

A flexible curriculum accommodates individual research 
interests within a rigorous academic framework. The 
School offers two options within the Program. The 
Professional Degree is intended for individuals without a 
degree in landscape architecture. This course of study 
leading to the first professional Master of Landscape 
Architecture degree is accredited by the Landscape 
Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), an autonomous 
committee of the American Society of Landscape 
Architects. The Post-Professional Degree Master of Arts in 
Landscape Architecture is intended for individuals with an 
undergraduate degree in landscape architecture who wish 
to pursue advanced study. 

THREE-YEAR TRACK - 84 Credits 

A professional degree for individuals with a Bachelor of 
Arts or a Bachelor of Science or equivalent, from an 
accredited institution. 

Typical Curriculum 

First Year (Fall Semester) 

LAA 571 6 History of Landscape Architecture 3 

LAA 5371 Computer Practices in Landscape 

Architecture I 3 

LAA 5652 Formative Studio 6 

First Year (Spring Semester) 

LAA 5541 South Florida Landscapes 3 

LAA 5374 Computer Practices in Landscape 

Architecture 2 3 

LAA 5653 Site Studio 6 

First Year (Summer Semester) 

LAA 6916 Research Methods 3 

LAA 6382 Analysis Methods 3 

Second Year (Fall Semester) 

LAA 5422 Landscape Development 3 

LAA 6521 Tropical Landscapes 3 

LAA 6654 Community Studio 6 

Second Year (Spring Semester) 

LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture 3 

LAA 5423 Landscape Construction 3 

LAA 6655 Regional Studio 6 



Second Year (Summer Semester) 

Elective 
Elective 

Third Year (Fall Semester) 

Directed Elective 
LAA 691 Graduate Seminar 

LAA 6835 Urban Studio 

Third Year (Spring Semester) 



Landscape Construction Documentation 3 

Professional Practice in Landscape 

Architecture 3 

Master's Thesis 6 

or 

Master's Project 6 



LAA 5425 
LAA 6215 

LAA 6971 

LAA 6970 

TWO-YEAR TRACK - 60 Credits 

A professional degree for individuals with an 
undergraduate degree in planning, urban design, or 
architecture from an accredited program, or with a pre- 
professional undergraduate degree in planning, landscape 
architecture, urban design, or architecture. Advanced 
standing may be granted, not to exceed 24 credits for 
undergraduate courses with a grade of 3.0 or better on a 
4.0 point scale. 

Typical Curriculum 

Typical for holders of Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or 
Bachelor of Design in Architectural Studies, if 24 credits of 
advanced standing are granted. 

First Year (Fall Semester) 

LAA 5716 History of Landscape Architecture 3 

LAA 6521 Tropical Landscapes 3 

LAA 6654 Community Studio 6 

School Elective 3 

First Year (Spring Semester) 

LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture 

LAA 5541 South Florida Landscapes 

LAA 6655 Regional Studio 

School Elective 



First Year (Summer Semester) 

LAA 6916 Research Methods 

LAA 6382 Analysis Methods 

Second Year (Fall Semester) 

LAA 5422 Landscape Development 

LAA 6910 Graduate Seminar 

LAA 6835 Urban Studio 



Second Year (Spring Semester) 

LAA 5425 Landscape Construction Documentation 3 

LAA 6215 Professional Practice in Landscape 

Architecture 3 

LAA 6971 Master's Thesis 6 

ONE-YEAR TRACK - 36 Credits 

A professional degree for individuals with a graduate 
degree in planning, urban design, or architecture from an 
accredited professional program. Advanced standing may 
be granted, not to exceed 48 credits for graduate courses 
with a grade of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale. 
Satisfactory completion of 36 credits in the following 
course of study is required. 
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Master of Arts in Landscape 

Architecture 

Post-Professional Degree 

(Not eligible for accreditation by LAAB) 

A post-professional degree for individuals with a Bachelor 
of Landscape Architecture from a program accredited by 
LAAB. Two years of full-time study in residency are 
normally required. Satisfactory completion of 60 credits in 
the following course of study is required. 

Studio 18 

Thesis and concentration 42 

Certificate in Landscape Architecture 

The Certificate in Landscape Architecture offers students 
the ability to explore the design, planning, and 
management of regional landscapes. This program is 
developed to serve graduate students within the School of 
Architecture and in related fields such as Environmental 
Science and Biological Sciences who would like to seek to 
expand their academic experience with this area of 
specialized study. Focused on landscape design and 
development, the certificate seeks to extend students' 
skills, knowledge, and critical thinking about the design, 
making, and managing of existing and built landscape 
environments. Students who wish to earn the Certificate in 
Landscape Architecture should contact a School of 
Architecture graduate advisor in advance of pursuing this 
course of study. 

Certificate Requirements 

Students earning this certificate must accumulate 18 credit 
hours with a satisfactory grade from the following list of 
available courses. 

Program Requirements 

LAA 5716 History of Landscape Architecture 

LAA 5541 South Florida Landscapes 

LAA 5422 Landscape Development 

LAA 6521 Tropical Landscapes 

LAA 5423 Landscape Construction 

LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture 

LAA 5427 Landscape Structures 

LAA 5425 Landscape Construction Documentation 

Certificate in History and Theory of 
Architecture 

The School of Architecture offers a certificate in the history 
and theory of architecture to students currently enrolled in 
any of the school's programs at either the undergraduate 
or graduate level. In addition, motivated students in related 
areas of study throughout the university are permitted to 
pursue this certificate through written application to the 
Director of the Architecture Program. 

The certificate involves course work in the history and 
theory of architecture. These courses examine the scope 
of ideas generated in the discipline in order to reveal and 
explain the prodcution and reception of architecture. This 
certificate program focuses upon the historical and 
theoretical circumstances within the discipline and 
considers the discipline of architecture through its distinct 
modes of thought and production such as art, technology 
and politics. By treating architecture as a historical and 
ideological production as well as a material production, the 
course work in this certificate program explores the 



important cultural forces that have conditioned the 
development and transformation of the discipline of 
architecture 

Certificate Requirements 

The certificate requires 18 semester hours of coursework 
in history and or theory. Courses must be selected from 
the following approved courses or by written petition to the 
Director of the Architecture Program. 

Program Requirements 

ARC 5035 Film and the Architecture of Modern Life 

ARC 5205 Advanced Design Theories 

ARC 5396 Case Studies in Architecture 

ARC 5750 Architectural History of the Americas 

ARC 5786 Urbanism: Social History of the Built 

Form 
ARC 5803 Preservation Architecture: Issues and 

Practices 
ARC 5933 Special Topics in Architecture 

ARC 5xxx Videospace 

ARC 5xxx Gender and Architecture 

ARC 5xxx Urban Architecture 

ARC 6947 Graduate Research Methods 

ARC 6xxx Landscape of Architecture 

LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture 

LAA 5243 Regional Landscape Issues 

LAA 571 5 History and Theory of Architecture 

LAA 571 6 History of Landscape Architeture 

Certificate in Furniture Design 

The Certificate in Furniture Design offers students the 
ability to explore furniture design and the creation of new 
pieces of furniture for commercial and residental purposes. 
This program is developed to serve people who wish to 
extend their design education into this area of specialized 
study. Focused on creative design process and on 
bringing products to market, the four courses in this 
certificate develop students' skills, knowledge, and critical 
thinking about the design, making, and marketing of 
furniture products for industry, retail, and gallery markets. 

The Furniture Design Certificate awards graduate credit 
and is available to students who possess a minimum of an 
Associate of Arts degree in a design related field. Students 
who wish to enroll in furniture certificate should contact the 
School of Architecture graduate advisors in advance of 
pursuing this course of study. 

Program Requirements 

Studio Courses 

IND 5445C Introduction to Furniture Design 6 

IND 5447C Advanced Furniture Design 6 

Subject Area Courses 

IND 5164 History of 21 st Century Furniture Design 3 

IND 5446 Professional Practice and 

Entrepreneurship in Furniture Design 3 

Awards and Scholarships 

The following scholarships and awards are presented to 
students fully admitted to the Graduate Program in 
Landscape Architecture who have demonstrated 
outstanding achievements in their studies. 
American Society of Landscape Architects Awards. On 
nomination by the Program faculty, the American Society 
of Landscape Architects awards a Certificate of Honor and 
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demonstrated a high degree of academic scholarship and 
of accomplishments in skills related to the art and 
technology of landscape architecture. 
Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society. Each year, upon 
nomination by the Program faculty, the Alpha Chi Chapter 
of the Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society inducts the 
outstanding students in the Program. 
The Ernest and Virginia Makemson Memorial 
Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund provides support 
for students who have demonstrated interest and 
experience in restoring and preserving Florida's natural 
and cultural environment through the practice of landscape 
architecture. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

ARC-Architecture; IND-lnterior Design; LAA-Landscape 

Architecture 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 

Summer semester offering. 

ARC 5035 Film and the Architecture of Modern Life (3). 

Critical overview of social and spatial implications of film 
on architecture and design over the course of the 20 th 
century. 

ARC 5036 Miami in Film (3). How the natural and built 
environment of South Florida is portrayed in films. 

ARC 5037 Architecutre and Video Media (3). This 
course will examine intersections between architecture 
and video media from critical historical and contemporary 
perspectives. 

ARC 5075 Formative Studio (6). Introduction to concept 
development, spatial expression, and representational 
techniques in architecture. (F) 

ARC 5076 Formative Studio 2 (6). A continuation of 
Architectural Design investigations begun in Formative 
Studio. Prerequisite: ARC 5075. (S) 

ARC 5077 Formative Studio 3 (6). An Architectural 
Design Studio that builds upon concepts and approaches 
presented in Formative Studio and Formative Studio 2. 
Prerequisite: ARC 5076. (SS) 

ARC 5175 3D Computer Modeling in Architecture (3). 

This advanced course will explore computer modeling in 
Architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. 

ARC 5176C Computer Practices in Design II (3). 

Advanced study in concepts, issues and methods in 
computer-aided architectural design. Prerequisites: ARC 
4058 or equivalent. 

ARC 5177 Computer Rendering in Architecture (3). 

This advanced course will explore 3D rendering in 
Architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. 

ARC 5184 Architecture and the Virtual Environment 
(3). Implementation of virtual reality technology in 
architectural representations of existing and proposed built 
environments for presentation and design research. 
Prerequisites: ARC 4173, ARC 4174. 

ARC 5186 Interactive Media (3). Presentation of digital 
images through an interactive and animated interface 
online or offline, as well as exploration of ideologies of 
interactive media. 



ARC 5189 Visual Effects (3). Introduction of digital video 
and audio post-production techniques that add sound, text 
and visual effects to animations, as well as exploration of 
ideologies of digital animation. 

ARC 5193 Design Presentation Graphics (3). 

Exploration of design presentation techniques and portfolio 
design through the use of digital photography, digital 
illustration, desk top publishing and web page. 

ARC 5205 Advanced Design Theories (3). This seminar 
analyzes western and non-western examples of critical 
ideology through the investigation of key historical 
moments and current architectural theory and practice. (S) 

ARC 5361 Graduate Design 1 (6). Exploration of highly 
articulated projects of small scale utilizing innovative 
research methods to strengthen and clarify design 
concepts taken to a detailed resolution. Corequisite: ARC 
5483. (F) 

ARC 5362 Graduate Design 2 (6). This course explores 
architectural projects of medium to large scale applying 
innovative building technologies to a highly resolved 
spatial organization. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
ARC 5316. (S) 

ARC 5396 Case Studies in Architecture (3). The course 
explores the vast array of decisions that create the 
architectural experience of outstanding built works. 

ARC 5483 Innovations in Building Technology (3). 

Experimental approach to new materials and methods 
applicable to the field of construction. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. Corequisites: ARC 5361 and 
ARC 5483L. (F) 

ARC 5483L Innovations in Building Technology Lab 
(1). Field and laboratory exercises in the evaluation of 
technical support assemblies for buildings. Corequisites: 
ARC 5361 and ARC 5483. 

ARC 5745 Urban Architecture and the 20 th Century (3). 

The course will examines debates on urban architecture 
surrounding the rise of Modernism in the 1920s and will 
follow those lines of thought into current discussions of 
architectural design in cities. 

ARC 5750 Architectural History of the Americas (3). 

Historical analysis of the development of built forms and 
styles in tropical and subtropical Americas, investigating its 
socio-political and artistic context. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

ARC 5786 Urbanism: Social History of the Built Form 
(3). This course introduces students to historical analysis, 
theories, techniques and aesthetics as they relate to urban 
design. 

ARC 5798 Hotels: Miami and La Habana at Mid- 
Century (3). A research-based, in-depth study of mid- 
century modern hotels constructed in Miami/Miami Beach, 
Florida and La Habana, Cuba just prior to the Cuban 
revolution. 

ARC 5803 Preservation Architecture: Issues and 
Practices (3). This course explores issues and practices 
of architectural preservation as an integral concern of 
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ARC 5905 Solar Decathalon (1). Research based course 
to develop the architectural and engineering concepts for 
the solar decathalon house. 

ARC 5933 Special Topics (1-6). Coursework on a 
particular aspect of architecture under the direction of 
faculty in a classroom format. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

ARC 5938 Special Topics Design Studio (6). An 

architectural design studio based on a particular aspect of 
architectural design and relevant ideologies under the 
direction of appropriate faculty. 

ARC 5XXX Legal Aspects of Design Practice (3). 

Special obligations and privileges of a design professional, 
common contract forms, issues of liability, copyright, 
insurances and general organization and supervision. 
Ethics and legal responsibilities. 

ARC 5XXX Building Systems (3). Conceptual framework 
for design of building assemblies, understanding of 
construction technologies and properties of building 
materials. Building systems and pre engineered 
components are presented and analyzed. 

ARC 5XXX Site Development in Architecture (3). 

Issues, controls and methods pertinent to the 
physiographic, topographical, and cultural determinants of 
site design in architecture. 

ARC 5XXX Environmental Systems in Architecture (3). 

Development of an understanding of environmentally 
sensitive design. Climate and region as a major 
determinant of building design; sustainability, energy 
conservation, passive solar design, daylight and natural 
ventilation will be examined. 

ARC 5XXX Alternative Studio (6). Topical studies in 
architecture, on issues of current interest, with the 
participation of visiting lecturers, or abroad. (SS) 

ARC 5XXX History of Design Antiquity to Middle-Ages 
(3). Survey of architectural, interior, and landscape design 
from antiquity to the middle ages, including Western and 
non-Western traditions. Explorations of related and causal 
ideologies will be covered in lectures, readings, and 
student assignments. 

ARC 5XXX Introduction to Design Theories (3). 

Introduction to the environmental parameters, 
morphological concepts and ideological principles that 
generate form and meaning in architecture. Explorations of 
related spheres of cultural production will also be explored 
in lectures, readings, and student assignments. 

ARC 5XXX Materials and Methods of Construction (3). 

Study of the types of construction and materials used in 
institutional, residential, and office building assemblies. 
How materials are installed and inspected, including the 
use of special equipment. Explorations of the theories and 
histories of construction will be explored. 

ARC 5XXX History of Design Renaissance to XIX 
Century (3). Survey of architectural, interior, and 
landscape design from the Renaissance to the nineteenth 
century, including Western and non-Western traditions. 
Explorations of related and causal ideologies will be 
covered in lectures, readings, and student assignments. 



ARC 5XXX Structures and Systems 1 (3). Introduction to 
principles of physical science for design problems of 
structures, spaces and ecological systems. Topics include 
structural systems, environmental systems of building and 
their natural surroundings. Exploration of related and 
causal ideologies will be covered. 

ARC 5XXX Structural Design (3). Exploration of 
structural specifications as outlined by appropriate codes 
and manuals to introduce structural analysis, loadings and 
structural elements commonly encountered in construction 
for architectural analysis and design. Explorations of 
related and causal ideologies will be covered. 

ARC 5XXX History of Design from the XIX Century to 
Present (3). Survey of architectural, interior, and 
landscape design from the XIX century to the present, 
including western and non-western traditions. Explorations 
of related and causal ideologies will be covered in lecture. 

ARC 6296 Professional Development (3). In-depth 
exploration of current legal, administrative and financial 
aspects of architectural practice. 

ARC 6356 Graduate Design 3 (6). Architectural project 
emphasizing design development preparation of details 
and design documents for buildings of intermediate 
complexity. (F) 

ARC 6906 Independent Study (1-6). Coursework on a 
particular aspect of Architecture under the direction of 
faculty in an individual study format. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

ARC 6910 Graduate Seminar (3). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty in preparation for a master's thesis or 
master's project in architecture. Prerequisite: ARC 6947. 

ARC 6947 Research Methods (3). Methods of data 
acquisition, analysis, amd interpretation used in 
architecture research. 

ARC 6970 Master's Project (1-6). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty for the completion of project by 
candidate for the degree of Master of Architecture. 
Prerequisite: Program Approval and ARC 6910. 

ARC 6971 Master's Thesis (1-6). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty for the completion of a research or 
design thesis by candidate for the degree of Master of 
Architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval and ARC 
6910. 

IND 5164 History of 21 st Century Furniture Design (3). 

Students will research and analyze the social, political, 
technical economic and theoretical forces that contribute 
to new movements in late 20 th century and early 21 st 
century furniture design. 

IND 5235 Formative Studio 1 (6). Introduction to concept 
development, spatial expression, and representational 
techniques in architecture. 

IND 5236 Formative Studio 2 (6). A continuation of 
Architectural Design investigation begun in Formative 
Studio. Prerequisite: IND 5235. 

IND 5239 Interior Design Formative Studio 3 (6). Interior 
Design Studio exploring advanced concepts and 
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approach to making solutions. Prerequisite: IND 5236. 
Corequisite: IND 5427. 

IND 5427 Interior Design Technology (3). Conceptual 
framework for design of building assemblies, 
understanding of construction technologies and properties 
of interior building materials. Construction drawings and 
specifications are produced. Corequisite: IND 5239. 

IND 5428 Materials and Methods (3). Research and 
analysis of building materials and methods. Properties of 
materials and performance in a variety of light building, 
interior and environmental assemblies are investigated. 

IND 5438 Lighting Design (3). Exploration of theories and 
applications of lighting design. Emphasis on studying 
research about interactions between light, people and 
articulation of interior space. 

IND 5445C Furniture Design (6). Providing a general 
overview of furniture design process, this design/build 
studio course teaches students about ergonomics, scale, 
space, structure and materiality related to furniture design. 

IND 5446 Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship 
in Furniture Design (3). Learn about industry standards 
and entrepreneurial strategies that successful designers 
and furniture companies use when bringing new designs to 
different markets. 

IND 5447C Advanced Furniture Design (6). Research, 
analyze and design furniture using wood, metals and 
plastics. Instruction will include advanced technical skills 
and emphasis on qualitative and conceptual aspects of 
design. 

IND 5475 Computer Applications in Architecture (3). 

Study of computer software packages applicable to the 
architecture office environment, with particular emphasis 
on CAD software, graphics packages and desktop 
publishing. 

IND 5485 Innovations in Building Technology (3). 

Experimental approach to new materials and methods 
applicable to the field of construction. Field and laboratory 
exercises in the evaluation of technical support assemblies 
for buildings. Prerequisite: IND 5427. Corequisite: IND 
6255. 

IND 5508 Professional Practice (3). Advanced study 
office administration, contract negotiation, fee structure, 
professional ethics, client and public relations. 
Investigations and analysis of business organizations and 
project management. Prerequisite: Program approval. 

IND 5625 Design Theories (3). Overview of the 
environmental parameters, morphological concepts and 
ideological principles that generate form and meaning in 
interior design, architecture, and landscape architecture. 

IND 5626 Advanced Design Theories (3). This seminar 
analyzes western and non-western examples of critical 
ideology through the investigation of key historical 
moments and current architectural theory and practice. 
Prerequisite: IND 5625. 

IND 5645 Structures and Systems 1 (3). Study of 
physical science for structural design problems and for 
ecological systems. Review analyze and evaluate 
structural systems and building environmental systems. 



IND 5937 Special Topics (3). Examination of the 
conceptual framework supporting the theory, and research 
applications in specialized area of interior design. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

IND 5XXX Special Topics Design Studio (6). An interior 
design studio based on a particular aspect of interior 
design and relevant ideologies under the direction of 
appropriate faculty. 

IND 6255 Graduate Design 1 (6). Exploration of highly 
articulated projects utilizing innovative research methods 
to strengthen and clafiry design concepts taken to a 
detailed resolution. Prerequisite: IND 5239. Corequisite: 
IND 5485. 

IND 6256 Graduate Design 2 (6). Advanced design topics 
explored. Focus on student specialization interest. 
Emphasis on integration of design process from 
conceptual formulation and programming to design 
development and reflection. Prerequisite: IND 6255. 

IND 6639 Research Methods (3). Methods of data 
acquisition, analysis, and interpretation used in interior 
design research. Prerequisite: Program approval. 

IND 6906 Independent Study (3). Coursework on a 
particular aspect of Architecture under the direction of 
faculty in an individual study format. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

IND 6910 Graduate Seminar (3). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty in preparation for a master's thesis or 
master's project in interior design. Prerequisites: IND 
6906, program approval. 

IND 6970 Master's Project (1-6). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty for the completion of project by 
candidate for the degree of Master of Interior Design. 
Prerequisites: Program Approval and IND 6910. 

IND 6971 Master's Thesis (6). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty for the completion of thesis by 
candidate for the degree of Master of Interior Design. 
Prerequisites: Program approval and IND 6910. 

IND 6979 Thesis Research (3). Design, development, 
and execution of research project for master's thesis in 
interior design. Prerequisites: Program approval; IND 
6910. 

LAA 5233 Theory of Planting Design (3). Study of 
principles and methods related to the ecological, 
functional, and aesthetic use of vegetation in landscape 
architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture (3). 

Critical review of the environmental parameters, 
morphological concepts and ideological principles that 
generate form and meaning in landscape architecture. 
Prerequisite: LAA 5716. (S) 

LAA 5243 Regional Landscape Issues (3). Exploration 
of the landscape as cultural construct of social, economic, 
and scientific values relevant to regional issues of land use 
and management. Prerequisite: Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 5371 Computer Practices in Landscape 
Architecture 1 (3). Computer applications of graphics, 
modeling, and animation techniques used in landscape 
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LAA 5374 Computer Practices in Landscape 
Architecture 2 (3). Computer application of drafting and 
design techniques used in landscape architecture. 
Prerequisite: LAA 5371, Program approval. (F) 

LAA 5378 GIS Applications in Landscape Modeling (3). 

Introduction to modeling capabilities of GIS in the 
environmental planning process addressing the natural 
and cultural characteristics of the landscape. Prerequisite: 
Program Approval. (SS) 

LAA 5422 Landscape Development (3). Technical 
aspects of the design and specification of earthwork, 
including materials, products, and methods of installation 
used in landscape development. Prerequisite: LAA 5371. 
(F) 

LAA 5423 Landscape Construction (3). Technical 
aspects of the design and specification of sitework, 
including materials, products, and methods of installation 
used in landscape construction. Prerequisite: LAA 5422. 
(S) 

LAA 5425 Landscape Construction Documentation (3). 

Production of landscape construction documents, 
including drawings and project manual with bidding 
documents, contract documents and technical 
specifications on the computer. Prerequisite: LAA 5423. 
(S) 

LAA 5427 Landscape Structures (3). Production of 
Landscape construction details for structures and systems 
used in landscape architecture. Prerequisite: LAA 5423. 
(F) 

LAA 5540 Landscape Horticulture (3). Overview of 
horticultural management practices related to the growth, 
transport, installation, and maintenance of vegetative 
materials used in landscape architecture. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 5541 South Florida Landscapes (3). Study of 
structure, function, and change in the natural and cultural 
landscapes of tropical and subtropical Florida. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. (S) 

LAA 5652 Formative Studio (6). Introduction to concept 
development, spatial expression, and representational 
techniques in landscape architecture. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (F) 

LAA 5653 Site Studio (6). Application of landscape 
architecture principles and methods to site design in 
tropical and subtropical contexts. Prerequisite: LAA 5652. 
(S) 

LAA 5715 History and Theory of Architecture (3). 

Overview of the history and theory of architecture and 
urban design from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 5716 History of Landscape Architecture (3). 

Historical survey of the principal sites and traditions 
manifested in the evolution of landscape architecture and 
urban design from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (F) 

LAA 5905C Special Topics Design Studio (6). A 

landscape architectural design studio based on a particular 
aspect of landscape architectural design and relevant 



ideologies under the direction of appropriate faculty. 
Prerequisite: Program Approval. 

LAA 5940 Landscape Architecture Internship (3). 

Advanced issues in professional practice learned through 
work experience with a licensed professional. 

LAA 6215 Professional Practice in Landscape 
Architecture (3). Study of the ethical, legal, financial, and 
managerial aspects of professional practice in landscape 
architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. (S) 

LAA 6222 Communications in Landscape Architecture 
(3). Methods of verbal and graphic presentations, 
workshops, and publications used in landscape 
architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 6245 Theory of Urban Design (3). Critical review of 
the principal theories of urbanism that have influenced the 
fabric and image of the city in Western history. 
Prerequisites: LAA 5235 and LAA 5716. (SS) 

LAA 6246 Typology of Landscape Architecture (3). 

Critical examination of the origin, development and 
transformation of form and meaning in modern and 
postmodern landscape architecture and urban design. 
Prerequisites: LAA 5235 and LAA 5716. (SS) 

LAA 6247 Modern Landscape Architecture (3). Critical 
review of the origins and development of modern and post 
modern expressions in landscape architecture. 
Prerequisites: LAA 5235 and LAA 5716. (SS) 

LAA 6342 Landscape Aesthetics (3). Critical review of 
the assessment models used to evaluate the aesthetic 
quality of the landscape. Prerequisites: LAA 5235 and LAA 
5716. (SS) 

LAA 6373 Sound in Landscape Architecture (3). An 

examination of the ecological, acoustic, aesthetic, and 
historical aspects of the sonic environment. Prerequisites: 
LAA 5235 and LAA 5716. (SS) 

LAA 6382 Analysis Methods (3). Theories and methods 
of the organization, analysis, and interpretation of 
cartographic data using geographic information systems. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 6521 Tropical Landscapes (3). Study of the 
structure, function, and change in the natural and cultural 
landscapes of tropical and subtropical regions. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. (F) 

LAA 6551 Sustainable Landscapes (3). Study of the 
principles that sustain a balance between natural 
resources and human aspirations in the landscapes of 
tropical and subtropical regions. Prerequisite: LAA 6541. 
(SS) 

LAA 6654 Community Studio (6). Application of 
landscape architecture principles and methods to 
community planning and design in tropical and subtropical 
contexts. Prerequisite: LAA 5653. (F) 

LAA 6655 Regional Studio (6). Application of landscape 
architecture principles and methods to regional 
management, planning, and design in tropical and 
subtropical contexts. Prerequisite: LAA 6654. (S) 

LAA 6745 Preservation of Landscape Architecture (3). 

Critical examination of the formation and preservation of 
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evaluation of cultural landscapes and urban places. 
Prerequisites: LAA 5235 and LAA 5716. (SS) 

LAA 6835 Urban Studio (6). Application of 
interdisciplinary principles and methods to urban planning 
and design in tropical and subtropical contexts. 
Prerequisite: LAA 6655. (F) 

LAA 6905 Independent Study (1-6). Coursework on a 
particular aspect of landscape architecture under the 
direction of faculty in an individual study format. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. (F,S) 

LAA 6910 Graduate Seminar (3). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty in preparation for a master's thesis or 
master's project in landscape architecture. Prerequisites: 
LAA 6382, LAA 6916. (F) 

LAA 6916 Research Methods (3). Methods of data 
acquisition, analysis, and interpretation used in landscape 
architecture research. Prerequisite: Program approval. 
(SS) 

LAA 6936 Special Topics (1-3). Coursework on a 
particular aspect of landscape architecture under the 
direction of faculty in a classroom format. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (F,S,SS) 

LAA 6970 Master's Project (1-6). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty for the completion of project by 
candidate for the degree Master of Landscape 
Architecture. Prerequisite: LAA 6910. 

LAA 6971 Master's Thesis (1-6). Coursework under the 
direction of faculty for the completion of a research or 
design thesis by candidate for the degree Master of 
Landscape Architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval 
and LAA 6910. (S) 



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School of Architecture 

Dean Juan Antonio Bueno 

Associate Dean David F. Bergwall 

Assistant Dean Nathaniel Q. Belcher 

Canaves, Marta, MLA, IIDA (Florida International 

University), Director, Associate in Design, Landscape 

Architecture 
Drisin, Adam M., MArch, (Harvard University), Director, 

Associate Professor, Architecture 
King, Janine, MArch, (University of Oregon), Director, 

Associate Professor, Interior Design 
Faculty 

Andia, Alfredo, MDes, PhD (University of California- 
Berkeley), Associate Professor, Architecture 
Belcher, Nathaniel Q., MArch, AIA (Harvard University), 

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean, Architecture 
Bergwall, David F., MBA, DBA (George Washington 

University), Associate Professor, Associate Dean 
Bueno, J.A., MLA, ASLA, PE (Harvard University), 

Professor, Dean 
Busch, Claudia, MArch (Columbia University), Associate 

in Design, Architecture 
Canaves, Jaime, MArch, FAIA, IIDA (University of 

Florida), Associate Professor, Architecture 
Canaves, Marta, MLA, IIDA (Florida International 

University), Director, Associate in Design, Landscape 

Architecture 
Chandler, Jason R., MArch, AIA (Harvard University), 

Assistant Professor, Architecture 
Drisin, Adam M., MArch, (Harvard University), Director, 

Associate Professor, Architecture 
Goldemberg, Eric M., MSAAD (Columbia University), 

Assistant Professor, Architecture 
King, Janine, MArch, (University of Oregon), Director, 

Associate Professor, Interior Design 
Lopez-Mata, Gisela, MS (Pratt Institute), Associate 

Professor, Interior Design 
Nepomechie, Marilys, MArch, AIA (Massachusetts 

Institute of Technology), Associate Professor, 

Architecture 
Quintana, Nicolas, NCARB (University of Havana), 

Scholar in Architecture and Urbanism 
Read, Gray, MArch, PhD, RA (University of 

Pennsylvania), Assistant Professor, Architecture 
Rosales, Camilo, MArch, RA (Harvard University), 

Associate Professor, Architecture 
Rovira, Roberto, MLA (Rhode Island School of Design), 

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture 
Stuart, John A., MArch, AIA (Columbia University), 

Associate Professor, Architecture 



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Florida International University 



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Dean, (Interim) Mark D. Szuchman 

Associate Dean, College Relations Gisela Casines 

Associate Dean, Budget and 

Facilities Kenneth G. Furton 

Associate Dean, Biscayne Bay 

Campus Joyce Peterson 

Assistant Dean, Advising Kenton Harris 

Interim Director, School of Music Joseph Rohm 

The College of Arts and Sciences furthers the study of 
fundamental intellectual disciplines and serves the 
University's other colleges and schools. The College 
grants Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees. In 
addition, the College serves students who need to 
complete general education and core curriculum 
requirements and other requirements in order to enroll in 
specific disciplines or professional programs. 

The College is composed of 19 departments, the School 
of Music and several interdisciplinary programs. 

Graduate Programs 

The College has academic programs leading to Master's 
degrees in African-New World Studies, Asian Studies, 
biology, chemistry, comparative sociology, creative writing, 
economics, English, environmental studies, environmental 
and urban systems (offered jointly with the College of 
Engineering and Computing), forensic science, 
geosciences, history, international studies, Latin American 
and Caribbean Studies, liberal studies, linguistics, 
mathematical sciences, music, music education, physics, 
political science, psychology, religious studies, Spanish, 
statistics, and visual arts. 

The College offers academic programs leading to the 
Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, economics, geosciences, 
history, international relations, physics, political science, 
psychology, comparative sociology, and Spanish. 

Graduate Admission Requirements 

The College's admission requirements as listed below are 
in addition to the University's graduate admission 
requirements. These are minimal requirements. Please 
consult the specific graduate program, which may have 
different requirements. 

1. A 3.0 or higher GPA during the last two years as an 
upper division student or a minimum total score 
(quantitative plus verbal) of 1000 on the GRE for the 
Master's degree. A 3.0 or higher GPA or a GRE verbal 
and quantitative of 1120 or higher are required for the 
Ph.D. degree. International graduate student applicants 
whose native language is not English are required to 
submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on 
the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

2. The GRE or GPA stated above are only minimum 
requirements. All applications are reviewed by each 
program's Graduate Studies Admission Committee, which 
makes the final admissions recommendations. Since 
admission to the program is competitive, the committee's 
requirements are normally higher than the minimum 
aforementioned standards. 

Note: The programs, policies, requirements, and 
regulations listed in this catalog are continually subject to 



review in order to serve the needs of the University's 
various publics and to respond to the mandates of the 
Florida Board of Regents and the Florida Legislature. 
Changes may be made without advance notice. Please 
refer to the General Information section for the University's 
policies, requirements, and regulations. 

Interdisciplinary Courses 

The College of Arts and Sciences has several 
interdisciplinary programs which are not based in a 
specific academic department. The courses offered by 
these programs, therefore, are not found in the 
departmental listings in the Catalogs, but are included 
here. 

ISE 6XXX International Student Exchange (1-20). 

Registration for students studying overseas in official FIU 
programs. 

Social Science Interdisciplinary 

ISS 5237 Latin American and Caribbean Cultural 
Expressions (3). This interdisciplinary course develops an 
interdisciplinary approach to the study of national, cultural, 
and racial identities, as expressed in cultural productions 
of the Latin America and the Caribbean. 

ISS 5238 The Imaged Body: The Case of the Americas 

(3). With a team-taught interdisciplinary approach this 
course explores how identity, power and hierarchy are 
invoked and represented through the human body and 
body movement in the region of the Americas. 

SSI 5XXX Sustainable Communities Seminar (3). 

Explores theories and aspects of sustainable communities, 
and considers the concept in comparative-historical, local- 
global, and critical perspective. Prerequisite: Permission 
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African-New World Studies 

Faculty 

Carole Boyce Davies, Director of African-New World 

Studies Program, Professor of English & African-New 

World Studies 
Heather Andrade, Assistant Professor, English 
Pascale Becel, Associate Professor, Modern Languages 
Ken Boodhoo, Associate Professor, International 

Relations 
Jean-Robert Cadely, Associate Professor, Modern 

Languages & African-New World Studies 
John Clark, Associate Professor, International Relations 
Alexandra Cornelius-Diallo, Assistant Professor, History 

and African-New World Studies 
Lisa Delpit, Eminent Professor, Urban Education 
Mohamed Farouk, Associate Professor, College of 

Education 
Steve Fjellman, Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Ivelaw L. Griffith, Professor, Political Science 
Veronique Helenon, Assistant Professor, History and 

African-New World Studies 
Tometro Hopkins, Associate Professor, English 
Phillis Kotey, Clinical Associate Professor, College of 

Law 
Jeremy Levitt, Assistant Professor, College of Law 
Marcia Magnus, Associate Professor, Dietetics & 

Nutrition 
Assefa Malesse, Assistant Professor, Environmental 

Studies 
Andrea Mantell-Seidel, Associate Professor, Theater & 

Dance 
Robert Moses, Eminent Scholar, Center for Urban 

Education and Innovation 
Roderick Paul Neumann, Associate Professor, 

International Relations 
Akin Ogundiran, Assistant Professor, History 
Valerie Patterson, Assistant Professor, College of Health 

and Urban Affairs 
Charles Pouncy, Associate Professor, College of Law 
Jean Rahier, Associate Professor, Sociology/ 

Anthropology and African-New World Studies 
Terry Rey, Associate Professor, Religious Studies 
Andre Smith, Assistant Professor, College of Law 
Augusto Soledade, Visiting Professor, Dance 
Linda Spears-Bunton, Associate Professor, College of 

Education 
Alex Stepick III, Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Chantalle Verna, Assistant Professor, History and 

International Relations 
Carlton Waterhouse, Assistant Professor, College of Law 
Donna Weir-Soley, Assistant Professor, English 

Master of Arts in African-New World 
Studies 

The M.A. in African-New World Studies provides 
interdisciplinary, graduate level training with three areas of 
emphasis: 1. Pedagogy of the African Diaspora, 2. 
National and Transnational Policy Analysis, and 3. Cultural 
Studies. This M.A. develops scholars with specific skills, 
research methodologies, principles, and knowledge which 
will lead to professional positions in a range of fields as it 
simultaneously prepares them for further study at the 
doctoral level. The M.A. in African-New World Studies is 
international in orientation, as such, its geographic reach 



is Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, Europe 
and Asia. Therefore, conceptually, it embraces the African 
Diaspora. FIU provides one of the few truly international, 
multidisciplinary M.A. models among Africana Studies 
programs, departments and centers nationally. The M. A. 
in African-New World Studies is organized to develop 
research interests and models, advance knowledge, and 
develop interactive and comparative relationships with 
similar programs which pursue the life, cultural and social 
formations, economics, education, language, expressive 
and performing arts, governmental and other institutional 
systems, of peoples of African descent wherever they 
exist. The M.A. in African-New World Studies provides 
students with some specific skills, knowledge and 
resources to: 

1 . Work in specific programs and units related to African 
communities in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, 
the United States, Europe, Asia; international 
organizations; multi-cultural curriculum development 
and teaching and other educational contexts; race 
and social and public policy; journalism and other 
diverse fields. 

2. Prepare students to use and develop theoretical, 
analytical, and methodological approaches to critical 
issues such as those pertaining to race and ethnicity 
in all their manifestations; development and 
underdevelopment; technology; relations of 
domination and power; environmental policies; health 
and wellness; issues of self-determination and mutual 
cooperation, and all aspects of aesthetic / creative 
expression. 

3. Create new knowledge through research and close 
study of relevant communities and disseminate this 
knowledge to the various communities we serve. 

4. Understand and confront the unique socioeconomic 
problems facing communities of Africa and the African 
Diaspora; Incorporate into an intellectual and 
research agenda theoretical and analytical 
frameworks that focus on a) "Resistance and 
Struggle," b) "Nationalities and National/Post National 
Identities," C) "Migration and Identity/Geographical 
Repositioning," d) "History, Culture, Performative and 
Expressive Modes," and e) "Schooling, Pedagogical 
Exigencies, Instructional Practices, and Educational 
Policies." 

Admission Requirements 

Each applicant to the African-New World Studies 
Graduate Program must complete a graduate application 
form and arrange to send transcripts of all prior college 
(undergraduate and graduate) work and official reports of 
the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) and TOEFL (if 
applicable) to the FlU's Office of Graduate Admissions. 
Each applicant should also send a separate letter of 
application to the director of the African-New World 
Studies Graduate Program, along with copies of the above 
material. The letter of application should include a 
statement expressing the applicant's academic and 
professional objectives and the choice of the applicant for 
enrolling in either one of the three areas of specialization. 
Applicants are strongly encouraged to include examples of 
academic or other relevant professional work that may 
support their application. Applicants must request two 
letters of recommendation from professors able to 
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recommendation should be sent directly to the Director of 
the African-New World Graduate Program. 

The application file must be complete before the 
African-New World Studies Graduate Committee will 
consider the applicant for admission. The deadline for 
receipt of application-including all supporting materials 
and letters of recommendation-is March 15 h . To be 
admitted into the African-New World Studies Graduate 
Program a student must meet the University's graduate 
admission requirements, which can be found in Florida 
International University's Graduate Catalog and the 
following minimum standards: 

A. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an 
accredited college or university. 

B. Applicants must have an undergraduate grade point 
average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and a combined score 
of 1000 or higher on the verbal and quantitative 
sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 
Applicants must submit both grade transcripts and 
GRE scores for consideration. The student must also 
have a GPA of 3.5 on any previous graduate work. 

C. Applicants should request that two letters of 
recommendation from individuals able to judge a 
student's academic potential be sent directly to 
Graduate Director of African-New World Studies, 
Florida International University, Academic One-162, 
3000 North East 151 st Street, North Miami, Florida 
33181. 

D. Applicants are encouraged to submit examples of 
written work and other supporting materials. 

E. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit 
a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language 
Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the 
iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

Financial Aid 

Each academic year a limited number of graduate 
students are hired as teaching assistants. Teaching 
assistantships are allocated on a competitive basis and 
typically pay a substantial portion of tuition expenses and 
provide a stipend. To be considered for an assistantship 
the applicant must make such a request in writing to the 
Graduate Program Director. The Graduate Program 
Committee will make the awarding of teaching 
assistantships. Students receiving an assistantship are 
required to perform approximately 20 hours of teaching 
related duties per week and are required to participate in a 
one-hour seminar related to teaching. 

Graduation Requirements 

Candidates must obtain a grade of "B" or higher in all 
courses and achieve a cumulative average of at least 3.0 
(based on a 4.0 scale) and present a satisfactory 
internship (with research paper) or thesis. A Thesis 
committee or an Internship Research Project committee 
composed of at least three FIU graduate faculty members 
will guide the student through successful completion of the 
thesis or internship (with research paper). 

The FIU faculty eligible to serve in a Thesis, Internship 
Research Project committee are the faculty members who 
have achieved graduate faculty standing from the office of 
the Dean of the University Graduate School at FIU. Other 
non-FlU faculty not identified in that list may be considered 
to serve on a committee based on research, identified 



interest, and publications (see the Graduate Director or 
Director of ANWS) upon approval of the Dean of the 
University Graduate School. 

Before the end of a student's first year in the program, 
he/she should form a thesis or internship research project 
committee. This committee will consist of a Committee 
Chairperson and two additional committee members. The 
Committee Chairperson and one other committee member 
must be Graduate Faculty of the African-New World 
Studies Program. The remaining committee member will 
generally be a graduate faculty member at FIU, although 
with the approval of the Committee Chairperson and the 
Graduate Director, the third member may come from 
outside the ANWS Program ("Core Faculty") or University. 

Internship Research projects as well as thesis research 
are usually performed during the first summer of 
enrollment in the program. Internships Research Projects 
are options available only to students who specialize 
either in Pedagogy of the African Diaspora or in National 
and Transnational Policy Analysis. Students enrolled in 
the specialization in Cultural Studies must write a thesis. 
Internships projects are ALWAYS accompanied by a 
research paper. 

The thesis will be between 70 and 100 pages. The 
research paper linked to an internship generally will be 
between 25 and 50 pages. The student may use original 
data if she or he and the Committee Chairperson consider 
it appropriate. 

A thesis or research paper may be based on secondary 
sources or on library research. In any case it will be 
based on scholarly sources defined by particular 
disciplines. While thesis and research papers need not be 
based on original data collected by the student, they must 
be rigorous and original. By rigorous, we mean that the 
thesis/research paper must be tightly argued and logical, 
well-written and well-organized. By original, we mean that 
the thesis cannot simply summarize the arguments or 
work of others. It must have the student's unique 
interpretation, which should be cogent-given the data 
under consideration. 

Required Credits (for all Specializations) 

Three (3) credits [core course], six (6) credits of 

thesis/research project or community project or internship 

and twenty-seven (27) credits selected according to one's 

specialization. (See below for specifics for specialization 

requirements). 

Total: 36 credit hours. 

Core Course (For all specializations) 

AFA 5002 African-New World Studies: Theory and 

Methods Graduate Seminar 
(offered every Fall semester) 

Language Requirement (For all specializations) 

Students will be asked to demonstrate proficiency in a 
language according to the nature of their internship or 
thesis/research project or community project, and 
professional interests. Credit hours earned in meeting 
language requirement will not count towards the 36 credit 
hours required for the degree. 

AFA 6920 Graduate Colloquium 1 

Students must register for one credit for three consecutive 
semesters and attend all symposia, conferences, 
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write response papers on each event to be submitted to 
the Program Director. 

Specializations 

I. Pedagogy of the African Diaspora 

(Liaison - Linda Spears-Bunton, College of Education) 

This specialization addresses the need for multi-cultural 
education with a specific emphasis on training personnel 
to be knowledgeable about Africa Diaspora materials. 
The national and international rise of multi-cultural studies 
and interests in the area of education makes this program 
marketable to a range of educational interests. Targeted 
as well to meet the needs of teacher training in light of the 
Florida State Legislation (s233.061) which mandates the 
teaching of African American history across the 
curriculum, our students will be prepared to play 
leadership roles in the development of an international 
consciousness - of educational contexts, facilities, 
curricula, inside and outside of the United States. This 
specialization will help students teach and develop 
instructional materials in the area of urban education as 
well as for other students of different ethnicities; facilitate 
transmission of pedagogical materials on the African 
Diaspora; and develop cross and intra-cultural 
methodologies. Students must display cultural and 
linguistic fluency. Students in this specialization may 
participate in an Internship with an appropriate 
institution/organization that will culminate in a Research 
Project for 6 credit hours. 

Thesis or Internship (6 credit hours) 

Required Courses (6 credit hours) 

AFA5107 Teachers' Institute 

AFA 6325 Pedagogy of the African Diaspora: 

Literacy, Culture, Race & Gender 

Issues 
Students must take three courses (9 credit hours) from the 
list below based on availability of faculty and courses. 
Students should consult with the graduate program 
director since new courses are frequently added and 
special topic courses sometimes concern the African 
Diaspora. 

EDF 5820 Latin American Education 

EDF 5821 African Educational Systems: A 

Comparative Approach 
EDF 5881 Foundations of Bilingual Education 

LAE 5465 Adolescent Literature 

LAE 5466 Multicultural Perspectives in Language 

& Literature 
LIN 5603 Language Planning: Linguistic Minority 

Issues 
SSE 6394 Social Studies in Other Nations 

SSE 6925 Workshop in Social Studies Education 

From the list below, students must take three courses (9 
credit hours). Students may take no more than one 
course in one given discipline. 



LIT 5359 


African Diaspora Women Writers 


LIT 5358 


Black Literature and Literacy/Cultural 




Theory 


LIN 5934 


Pidgins and Creoles 


LIT 5487 


Major African-American Writers 


LIT 6934 


Black Literature & Cultural Theory 


AFH 5905 


Readings in African History 


AFH 5935 


Topics in African History 



INR 5086 Islam in International Relations 

INR 5255 Seminar in African Development 

INR 6936 Seminar in Inter-American Politics 

FRE 5508 La Francophonie 

HAI 5235 Haitian Creole Seminar 

HAI 5xxx Haiti, Language and Culture 

SPW 6368 19 th Century Spanish-Caribbean 

Literature 
SPN 5536 Afro-Cuban Culture 

MUH 5025 History of Popular Music in the United 

States 
MUH5067 Music of the Caribbean 

CPO 6206 Seminar in African Politics 

REL5122 African-American Religion 

REL 5372 African Spirituality 

REL 5384 Rasta, Voodoo, Santeria 

REL 5488 Theology and Liberation Movements 

ANG 5397 Advanced African Diaspora Cultures 

and Performativity 
ANG 5396 Representation of Africa and Africans in 

Films 
ANT 6319 The African Diaspora: Anthropological 

Perspectives 
SYD 6705 Race and Ethnicity 

SYP 6734 Seminar: Ethnic Minority Aging in U.S. 

WOH 5236 The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the 

Making of the African Diaspora, 1441- 

1807 
WOH 5237 The African Diaspora Since the End of 

the Slave Trade 

II. National and Transnational Policy Analysis 
(Coordinator - Valerie Patterson, College of Health and 
Urban Affairs) 

Courses will focus on the examination and analysis of 
National and Transnational Policies relevant to African 
people in Black urban and rural communities, national and 
international contexts. Emphasis will be placed on a) 
leadership training for governmental and non- 
governmental agencies; b) the development of economic 
policies, competencies, structures, and strategies for 
economic development; c) the examination of 
environmental issues, health policies, wellness and a 
variety of community practices; and d) the evaluation of 
current policies that affect black communities 
internationally. Students in this specialization may 
participate in an Internship with an appropriate 
institution/organization that will culminate in a 
Research Project for 6 credit hours. 

Thesis or Internship (6 credit hours) 

Required Courses (12 credits) 

AFA 5600 National and Transnational Policy 

Analysis: Africa and the Diaspora 
(must be taken in the fall of the 2 nd year 
of enrollment after PAD 5256 and URS 
6028) 

Research Methods I 
Political, Social & Economic Context of 
Public Administration 
Policy Analysis & Program Planning 
(Prerequisite: PAD 5256) 

Students must take two courses (6 credit hours) from 

the list below based on availability of faculty and 

courses: 



SYA 6305 
PAD 6053 



URS 6028 



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CPO 5325 Politics of the Caribbean 

CPO 6206 Seminar in African Politics 

INR 5087 Ethnicity and the Politics of 

Development 
INR 5255 Seminar in African Development 

INR 5607 International Relations and 

Development 
INR 6056 Environment and Development 

INR 6089 International Relations and Human 

Rights 
SYD 6705 Comparative Analysis of Ethnicity and 

Race 
SYD 6236 International Migration and Refugees 

SYP 5447 Sociology of International Development 

SYP 6306 Comparative Social Movements 

INR 5315 Foreign Policy Analysis 

Students must take two courses (6 credit hours) from 
the list below based on availability of faculty and 
courses. Students should consult the graduate 
program director since new courses are frequently 
added, and special topic courses sometimes concern 
the African Diaspora. 



LIT 5359 


African Diaspora Women Writers 


LIT 5358 


Black Literature and Literacy/Cultural 




Theory 


LIN 5934 


Pidgins and Creoles 


LIT 5487 


Major African-American Writers 


LIT 6934 


Black Literature & Cultural Theory 


AFH 5905 


Readings in African History 


AFH 5935 


Topics in African History 


INR 5086 


Islam in International Relations 


INR 6936 


Seminar in Inter-American Politics 


FRE 5508 


La Francophonie 


HAI 5235 


Haitian Creole Seminar 


HAI 5xxx 


Haiti, Language and Culture 


SPW 6368 


19 th Century Spanish-Caribbean 




Literature 


SPN 5536 


Afro-Cuban Culture 


MUH 5025 


History of Popular Music in the United 




States 


MUH 5067 


Music of the Caribbean 


CPO 6206 


Seminar in African Politics 


REL5122 


African-American Religion 


REL 5372 


African Spirituality 


REL 5384 


Rasta, Voodoo, Santeria 


REL 5488 


Theology and Liberation Movements 


ANG 5397 


Advanced African Diaspora Cultures 




and Performativity 


ANG 5396 


Representation of Africa in Films 


ANT 6319 


The African Diaspora: Anthropological 




Perspectives 


SYD 6705 


Race and Ethnicity 


SYP 6734 


Seminar: Ethnic Minority Aging in U.S. 


WOH 5236 


The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the 




Making of the African Diaspora, 




1441-1807 


WOH 5237 


The African Diaspora Since the End of 




the Slave Trade 



Ml. Cultural Studies 

(Liaison - Jean Rahier, Sociology/Anthropology, and 

African New World Studies) 

Students working in this area will be exposed to the study, 
research, practice and performance, and analysis of 
cultural formations in the African Diaspora. 



Interdisciplinary in structure, fields such as dance, music, 
literature, art, cinema studies, language, science, and 
other related areas will be studied. Students will critically 
analyze issues of a) colonialism, global imperialism, and 
capitalism and their effects on Africans and peoples of 
African descent internationally, and b) strategies, traditions 
and methods of resistance to the same. Courses will 
involve comparative studies of African communities in 
Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, 
and Europe, and other areas of the African Diaspora will 
be examined; critical reading of cultural manifestations, 
identities, and practices; analysis of dynamics between 
traditions and social transformations. 

Thesis (6 credit hours) 

Required Courses (15 credit hours) 

ANT 6319 The African Diaspora: Anthropological 

Perspectives 
LIT 5487 Black Literature and Cultural Theory 

REL 5384 Rasta, Voodoo, Santeria 

LIN 5934 Pidgins and Creoles 

WOH 5236 The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the 

Making of the African Diaspora, 

1441-1807 
From the list below, students must take three courses 
(9 credit hours) based on availability of faculty and 
courses. Students may take no more than one course 
in one given discipline. Students should consult with 
the graduate program director since new courses are 
frequently added, and special topic courses 
sometimes concern the African Diaspora. 
LIT 5359 African Diaspora Women Writers 

LIT 5487 Major African-American Writers 

LIT 6934 Black Literature & Cultural Theory 

AFH 5905 Readings in African History 

AFH 5935 Topics in African History 

INR 5086 Islam in International Relations 

INR 6936 Seminar in Inter-American Politics 

FRE 5508 La Francophonie 

HAI 5235 Haitian Creole Seminar 

HAI 5xxx Haiti, Language and Culture 

SPW 6368 1 9 th Century Spanish-Caribbean 

Literature 
SPN 5536 Afro-Cuban Culture 

MUH5067 Music of the Caribbean 

CPO 6206 Seminar in African Politics 

REL 5122 African-American Religion 

REL 5372 African Spirituality 

REL 5488 Theology and Liberation Movements 

ANG 5397 Advanced African Diaspora Cultures 

and Performativity 
ANG 5396 Representation of Africa in Films 

SYD 6705 Race and Ethnicity 

SYP 6734 Seminar: Ethic Minority Aging in U.S. 

WOH 5237 The African Diaspora Since the End of 

the Slave Trade 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

AFA-African-New World Studies 

AFA 5002 African-New World Studies: Theory and 
Methods (3). A study of the major ideas, thinkers, 
theories, and communities of African Diaspora 
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Studies. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or ANWS 
Certificate. 

AFA 5107 Teaching the African-American Experience. 
(3). Teachers Institute on Literature, culture, history, 
politics designed to meet Florida State Teachers 
Certification requirements. Includes instruction on 
pedagogy, practical teaching methods, and FCAT. 

AFA 5600 National and Transnational Policy Analysis: 
The African Diaspora (3). Analysis of national and 
transnational policies as they directly relate and impact the 
African Diaspora. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

AFA 5932 Special Topics in African-New World 
Studies (3). An examination of different features of 
African-New World Studies not normally offered in the 
basic curriculum or otherwise offered. May be repeated. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

AFA 5934 Special Topics in Black Transnationalism 
(3). A course designed to give groups of students special 
studies in the black experience transnationally. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

AFA 6905 Independent Study (0-6). Student generated 
research projects in African-New World Studies. 
Independent investigation, reports on individual and 
assigned reading with ANWS core and affiliated faculty. 

AFA 6920 African-New World Studies Graduate 
Colloquium (1). Colloquia, symposia, lectures, 
conferences presented by faculty, visiting scholars, and 
graduate students on topics of current research interest. 
May be repeated with departmental approval. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, graduate advisor 
approval. 

AFA 6940 Community Project/Internship Research in 
African-New World Studies (1-6). Qualitative and 
quantitative research using a variety of sources. Research 
projects conducted in the field by students under faculty 
supervision. May be repeated with departmental approval. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, graduate advisor 
approval. 

AFA 6971 Thesis Research in African-New World 
Studies (1-6). Quantitative and qualitative research using 
a variety of sources, e.g. primary and secondary 
documents, filed research under faculty supervision. May 
be repeated with departmental approval. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing, graduate advisor approval. 

LAH 5465 Peoples, Culture and Politics of Haiti (3). 

Advanced study of the cultures and history of the Haitian 
people from Africa to the New World, including life, 
cultures of the Indians of the Caribbean: Taino, Arawak 
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Art and Art History 



Juan Martinez, Professor and Chair 

Tori Arpad, Associate Professor, Ceramics 

Pip Brant, Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing 

Ralph F. Buckley, Professor, Sculpture 

William Burke, Professor, Ceramics 

Carol Damian, Professor 

Eduardo Del Valle, Professor, Photography 

Mirta Gomez, Professor, Photography 

Daniel Guernsey, Assistant Professor, Art History 

Clive King, Professor, Drawing 

Kate Kretz, Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing 

William Maguire, Professor, Photography 

Geoffrey Olsen, Associate Professor, Graduate Director 

Manuel Torres, Professor, Art History 

Barbara Watts, Associate Professor, Art History 

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts 

The MFA in Visual Arts is an intense, production-oriented 
studio art program directed toward individual development. 
The curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility to 
accommodate both those seeking advanced training in a 
particular studio area and those whose interests may 
involve more media cross-over. Graduates of the program 
will be prepared for careers as professional artists. The 
MFA is the terminal degree in Studio Art. 

Graduate Admission Requirements 

1. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, 
Bachelor of Arts, or an equivalent degree; 

2. A written statement of intent, which should enhance 
the Graduate Admissions Committee's understanding of 
the applicant's creative work and outlined plan for its 
development in the program; 

3. 20 slides of the applicant's creative work; 

4. Three letters of recommendation from persons who 
are in a position to evaluate the applicant's previous 
professional, academic and personal performance and his 
or her potential for success in the graduate program; 

5. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required and a minimum score 
of 50 on a Test of Spoken English (TSE). 

Applicants must submit the above to the Graduate 
Secretary, Department of Art and Art History, University 
Park Campus, Miami, Florida 33199 

Department copy of the University Graduate Admission 
application submitted online to the University Graduate 
Admissions Office. See http://qradschool.fiu.edu . 
Deadline date for Application is April 15th for Fall 
admission. 

Degree Requirements 

The MFA requires 60 semester hours of course work at 
the graduate level to be distributed as follows: 

Tutorial Instruction in Studio Area Concentration 18 

Tutorial Instruction in Studio Electives 17 

ART 5930 Studio Pedagogy 1 

ART 5939 Studio Art Seminar 3 

ART 5796 Critical Studies in the Visual Arts 3 

and (3) Art History electives 9 



ART 6971 Graduate Prospectus & Exhibition 

Preparation 3 

ART 5907C Directed Study 3 

Elective(s) 3 

Note: The catalog descriptions for the following courses 
are for MFA students as well as MS Art Education 
students. 

ART 5930C Drawing, ART 5391 C Figure Drawing, ART 
5408C Printmaking, ART 5580C Painting, ART 5740C 
Sculpture, ART 5792C Figure Sculpture, PGY 5116C 
Color Photography, PGY 5425C Photography 

Research for the written account of the work will be 
directed by a faculty committee composed of the 
candidate's major professor, a member of the studio 
faculty, and an art historian. The Committee will be formed 
during the second semester of enrollment and will meet 
periodically to supervise the candidate's progress during 
the entire period of study. 

Upon completion of twenty hours of course work and 
prior to the completion of thirty hours, the candidate must 
submit his/her work to the faculty committee, which will 
determine the student's progress and capability for 
continued enrollment in the MFA program. This review will 
focus on issues such as growth of the student's work, the 
consistency of production at the graduate level, and the 
demonstrated ability to fulfill the expectations of a graduate 
degree. All of the student's work completed by this time 
will be assembled and reviewed and the student will be 
questioned about specific issues related to his/her work. 
Successful completion of this examination is prerequisite 
for continuing as a candidate for the degree. 

In the last semester of enrollment, the candidate will 
present a graduate exhibition to be displayed in the Frost 
Art Museum at FIU or at an appropriate alternative space. 
The exhibition will be curated by the MFA candidate and 
the members of his/her committee. At the same time, the 
committee will conduct an oral examination with the 
candidate. This will take place in the exhibition space 
during the display of the candidate's graduate exhibition. It 
will focus on the exhibition and the development of the 
candidate's work. This examination must be completed 
successfully in order for the candidate to be awarded 
his/her degree. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

ARH-Art History; ART-Art; PGY-Photography. 

ARH 5325 Graduate Art in Renaissance Florence (3). 

For study in Florence. Course examines art of 
Renaissance from its beginnings in Florence with on-site 
classes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ARH 5362 Baroque Art (3). Baroque art and architecture 
of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in europe. 
Slide lectures and discussions, advanced research 
required. 

ARH 5440 Graduate Nineteenth Century Art (3). An 

advanced survey of 19th-century art in its social, political, 
and historical context. Includes French, English, Spanish 
artists. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ARH 5465 Modern Art (3). Offers a history of modern art 
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European and American Avantgarde visual art movements 
with emphasis on art and modern society. 

ARH 5482 Graduate Contemporary Art (3). Course 
examines the visual arts in Europe and the U.S. from the 
1960's to the present with focus on major art movements, 
artists, and artwork. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ARH 5663 Graduate Art of Spain and Her Colonies (3). 

Course explores art of Spain from 1492 through early 19 h 
century, the encounter between Spain and the Americas 
after the conquest, and the art of the colonies. Graduate 
level readings. 

ARH 5671 Seminar in 20 th Century Latin American Art 
(3). This course will examine the art of the 20 th century in 
Latin America in a seminar focusing on painting and 
sculpture from the end of the 19 th century to the present. 

ARH 5675 Graudate History of Cuban Art (3). A study of 
visual arts of Cuba in the 20th century, within historical, 
social, and cultural context. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

ARH 5715 History of Photography (3). A chronological 
examination of the work of the world's most significant 
photographers from photographic works and ideas from 
invention to the 1940s. 

ARH 5716 History of Photography Since 1945 (3). An 

examination of the most significant photographic works, 
critical concepts, and new trends which have arisen since 
WWII. Prerequisite: ARH 4710. 

ARH 5797 Museum Education (3). Course examines 
educational functions of a museum including interpretive 
principles and techniques, program design and community 
outreach. 

ARH 5805 Critical Studies in the Visual Arts (3). 

Introduction to the methods and concerns of recent art 
history. Discussion of students' work in context of the 
contemporary art world. Prerequisites: ARH 4450 and 
ARH 4470 or graduate level equivalents. Required for 
MFA Students. 

ARH 5850 Introduction to Museum Studies: History 
and Philosophy of Museums (3). Introduces the wide 
range of topics and issues associated with different types 
of American museums. Museums are examined as 
cultural, political, and educational institutions. 
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or permission of Director 
of Museum Studies. 

ARH 5851 Museum Ethics, Policies and Procedures 
(3). The legal, ethical status of museums and the 
obligation to the public regarding their governance, 
policymaking and financial planning. Includes theoretical 
and practical discussions with attention to museums. 
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or permission of Director 
of Museum Studies. 

ARH 5852 Museum Registration Methods (3). A course 
in Musuem Registration is designed to provide Museum 
Studies students with competency in all areas of object 
care, registration and information management. 
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or permission of Director 
of Museum Studies. 

ARH 5853 Visual Arts Marketing (3). Students seeking a 
degree in studio art will be able to appraise and present a 



profolio to an appropriate organization. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Standing. 

ARH 5872 History of Women Artists (3). Surveys the 
history of women artists with some discussion of the 
history of images of women. 

ARH 5897 Special Topics in Art History (3). Rotating 
special topics on the graduate level in art history. May be 
repeated with change of topic. Prerequisites: ARH 4450 
and ARH 4470 or graduate level equivalents. 

ARH 5907 Directed Studies (1-6). A group of students, 
with the approval of the art faculty, may select a master 
teacher of theory, research or criticism in selected areas 
as film, painting, sculpture, architecture, crafts, art history, 
multi-media art, etc. Arrangements must be made at least 
a semester before course is offered. May be repeated. 

ARH 5913 Research (1-6). Art history, criticism, and 
theory in areas not covered by the present program and 
which the student wishes to study. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. May be repeated. 

ARH 5940 Internship Experience (3). Supervised work 
experience in approved institution. Prerequisite: 
Permission of Director of Museum Studies. May be 
repeated. 

ARH 5XXX Graduate Spanish Art (3). Explores the Art of 
Spain from 1492 through the early 20 th century. Painting, 
sculpture and architecture covered in slide lectures. 

ART 5135C Graduate Fibers (3). Graduate level studio 
course, explores issues of the fiber medium and its context 
in contemporary art practice. Prerequisite: Fiber Based 
Painting ART 5565C. 

ART 5159C Jewelry and Metals (3). Advanced jewelry 
and metalwork. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ART 
4156C or equivalent or permssion of the instructor. 

ART 5390C Drawing (3). Advanced drawing. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4315C or permission of the 
instructor. 

ART 5391 C Figure Drawing (3). Advanced figure 
drawing. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4333C, or 
equivalent, or Permission of the instructor. 

ART 5408C Printmaking (3). Advanced printmaking. May 
be repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4404C or permission of 
instructor. 

ART 5580C Painting (3). Advanced painting. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4524 or permission of 
instructor. 

ART 5685C Advanced Time Art (3). Advanced course to 
refine students' skills in electronic and digital media 
production. Students are required to produce a 
multidisciplinary project. Prerequisites: ART 3681 C or 
permission of the instructor. 

ART 5740C Sculpture (3). Advanced sculpture. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4742C or equivalent, or 
permission of the instructor. 

ART 5790C Ceramics (3). The advanced student will 
explore all aspects of expression in clay and glaze. 
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Prerequisites: ART 4785C or permission of the instructor. 
May be repeated. 

ART 5792C Figure Sculpture (3). Advanced Figure 
Sculpture. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ART 471 6C or 
permission of instructor. 

ART 581 5C Graduate Seminar: Body and Art (3). 

Focuses on the relationship between the body, materials 
and space as used in art and exhibitions and examines the 
social conventions that order our understanding of these 
issues. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ART 5844C Installation Art (3). Explores the genre of 
installation art and site-specific art through history and 
provides a context for collaboration with the Wolfsonian 
Museum as both site and subject for art specific 
installation by students. Prerequisite: Permission of 
Instructor. 

ART 5855 Graduate FIU in New York (3). A study of New 
York's art world and contemporary artists in New York 
City. 

ART 5907C Directed Study (VAR). A course of study in a 
selected area under the supervision of an appropriate 
faculty member. Mandatory for MFA students in semester 
of graduation. Advance approval by faculty and graduate 
advisory required (3cr). May be repeated. 

ART 591 OC Research (1-6). Students may study or 
research an individual art project with an art faculty 
member. Complexity and amount of work will determine 
the number of credit hours granted. May be repeated. 

ART 5930C Special Topics in Studio Art (3). Rotating 
special topics in Studio Arts. May be repeated with change 
of content. 

ART 5938C Studio Art Pedagogy (1). Instruction in the 
principles and methods of teaching in the area of visual 
arts; specifically the application of these principles to the 
studio situation. Required for MFA students. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

ART 5939C Studio Art Seminar (3). Students will locate 
and discuss their own work within the context of the 
contemporary art world. Also, issues and practical 
concerns for the professional artist will be addressed, such 
as dealing with guidelines, grant writing and business 
procedures. Required for MFA students. Prerequisite: 
Issues of Contemporary Art Seminar. 

ART 5XXXC Time Based Media (3). Graduate work with 
art forms that are primarily dependent on the passage of 
time in their construction, documentation, and exhibition. 
This includes, but is not limited to, live and recorded 
performance art, public or mixed-media installation, video 
and computer generated art. 

ART 5XXXC Issues of Contemporary Art Seminar (3). 

Students will attend scheduled seminars led by 
appropriate faculty. Discussions will examine issues 
relating to art being currently produced. Exhibitions and 
publications will be referenced, and professional artists will 
participate. 

ART 6971 Graduate Prospectus and Exhibition 
Preparation (3). Offers students the opportunity to 
complete the research and preparation of written 
components required for graduation, including thesis and 



artist statement. Prerequisites: Completion of graduate 
program courses other than ART 5907C. 

PGY 5530C Color Photography (3). Advanced color 
photography. (See PGY 41 13). Prerequisite: PGY4113C. 

PGY 5425C Photography (3). Advanced photography. 
May be repeated. Prerequisites: PGY 4113C, or 
equivalent, or Permission of the instructor. 



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Asian Studies 

Steven Heine, Director, Religious Studies and History 

Mahadev Bhat, Environmental Studies and Economics 

Bongkil Chung, Philosophy 

Joel Heinen, Environmental Studies 

Nathan Katz, Religious Studies 

Paul Kowert, International Relations 

Mohiaddin Mesbahi, International Relations 

Eric Messersmith, Asian Studies 

Laura Nenzi, History 

Masters of Arts in Asian Studies 

The M.A. degree in Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary 
program that draws on faculty from the College of Arts and 
Sciences and professional schools at FIU. The courses 
are coordinated by the Institute for Asian Studies, which 
also sponsors workshops, lectures, cultural events, and 
study abroad programs. 

The master's program provides students with a rich 
learning experience about a fascinating and increasingly 
important region of the world, and is intended to enhance 
the student's competitiveness upon graduation. The 
program provides a multidisciplinary approach covering 
the philosophy, religion, art history, language and literature 
of Asia as well as issues in history, politics, geography, 
sociology/anthropology, and international relations. 

The M.A. has two concentrations: International 
Political Economy of Asia, which emphasizes social 
scientific studies involving economics, international 
relations, politics, and sociology; and Asian Cultural 
Studies, which emphasizes the humanities and arts 
disciplinary approaches. 

For further information please contact the Institute for 
Asian Studies, located at DM 300 B, at asian(a)fiu.edu or 
at (305) 348-1914. Also, visit our website at 
www.fiu.edu/~asian . 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet one of the following minimum 
requirements for admissions to the MAAS program: 

1. 3.5 undergraduate GPA; 

2. 550 score on the verbal portion of the GRE, or M.A. in 
the humanities or social sciences from an accredited 
institution, 

3. 3.0 or above in 9 hours of graduate courses as a 
special student in the program. (These nine hours 
may not be in Independent Study courses.) A limited 
number of applicants may be admitted after passing a 
writing exam, if they also present either a 475 score 
on the verbal section of the GRE or a 3.0 
undergraduate GPA. 

International graduate student applicants whose native 
language is not English are required to submit a score for 
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for 
the International English Language Testing System 
(IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 
overall on the IELTS is required. 

The above admission requirements are minimums and 
not all students meeting them are assured admission. 
Students with either a grade-point average or GRE score 
below the above minimums may still apply and request a 
waiver of those scores. 

Degree Requirements (both concentrations) 

The MAAS program requires 30 graduate credits. 



MAAS offers two graduation exit options: 

1 . Completion of thesis project 

2. Completion of a master's essay and one additional 3 
credit course 

Language Requirements 

Students choosing the Master's Thesis option will be 
asked to demonstrate competence in an Asian language 
relevant to their thesis project when appropriate (e.g. for 
pre-modem studies or fieldwork research). Proficiency 
requirements will be determined by the thesis committee. 
Credits earned in meeting the language requirement will 
not count towards the 30 credit hours required for the 
degree. 

Core Courses (6 credits) 

1 . ASN 531 5 Survey of Modern Asia 

2. A research methods course in a discipline related to 
the student's primary area of study such as HIS 6059 
(Historical Methods), INR 5615 (Research Design in 
International Relations), POS 5706 (Research 
Methodology), REL 6013 (Modern Analysis of 
Religion), REL 6935 (Seminar in Sacred Texts), SYA 
6305 (Research Methods I), or equivalent. 

Other Coursework (18 credits) 

A minimum of 12 credits are required in the main 
concentration. Students may receive credit through 
independent study, study abroad, or internship approved 
by the program advisor. 

Master's Thesis Option (6 credits) 

ASN 6xxx Thesis 

Students pursuing careers in the public or private sectors 
requiring strong research and analytic skills, or students 
planning to continue with Ph.D. studies, are encouraged to 
select the MAAS thesis exit option. The thesis is publicly 
defended and approved by a committee of three graduate 
faculty members. The committee chair and at least one 
other member must be from FIU departments offering 
courses in the MAAS concentrations. The committee as 
a whole must be drawn from at least two different 
departments. During the thesis period, the student 
registers for thesis credits (six credits minimum required) 
with their thesis committee chair. Thesis projects are 
conducted in accordance with the FIU Regulations for 
Thesis / Dissertation Preparation Manual. 

Non-Thesis Option: Master's Essay (3 credits) 
and one additional course (3 credits) 

As a substitute for the thesis option, students who are not 

likely to pursue a more advanced degree may choose the 

non-thesis option and must complete a substantial 

research project (Master's Essay) and one additional 

course (3 credits) in either concentration to satisfy the 

required 30 semester credit hours. 

International Political Economy of Asia Concentration 

Electives: 

ECO 5709 World Economy 

ECO 5735 Multinational Corporations 

ECP 5707 International Economic Problems and 

Policies 
EVR 5350 International Organizations and 

Environmental Politics 
INR 5544 The New Asian Century 

INR 5086 Islam in International Relations 

INR 5315 Foreign Policy Analysis 

INR 6205 World Politics 



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INR 6706 Political Economy of International 

Relations 

SYD 6655 Seminar on Social Change in Asia 
Asian Cultural Studies Concentration Electives: 

ASH 5905 Readings in Asian History 

ASH 5446 Pre-modern Japan 

HIS 5289 Comparative History 

IDS 6938 Great Ideas Seminar: Human Nature 

MUH 5057 Music of the World 

MUH 5575 Survey of Asian Music 

REL 5331 Religions of India 

REL 5346 Seminar on Buddhism 

REL 5352 Religions of East Asia 

REL 6395 Seminar in Asian Religions 

For more information, contact the Institute for Asian 
Studies, DM300B. Email: asian(5)fiu.edu ; phone: (305) 
348-1914; website: www.fiu.edu/~asian. 



Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

ASN-Asian Studies 

ASN 5120 Religion and Society in Japan (3). Examines 
the relation between religion and the state, the growth of 
new religious movements, the role of religion during times 
of war and conflict, issues of religious freedom and 
legality, the impact of religious institutions on gender and 
ethnicity. 

ASN 5130 Zen and the Arts (3). Examines the history, 
theory, and practice of Chado (Way of Tea), a Zen- 
inspired art that has had, and still exerts, a long-lasting 
influence on Japanese society. 

ASN 5171 International Relations of Contemporary 
China (3). Survey of the dynamic interaction between 
external and internal factors on China's international 
relations. 

ASN 5315 Survey of Modern Asia (3). Focus on 
modernization, or the transition from pre-modern (classical 
and medieval) to elements of the modern, including 
westernization, industrialization, and the roles of 
capitalism, communism, imperialism, and colonialism, as 
well as the impact of post-colonialism and post-modern 
society in Asia. 

ASN 5605 Silk Road: Then and Now (3). Examination of 
the historical and contemporary significance of the Silk 
Road as an avenue for commercial and cultural exchange 
between East and West. 

ASN 5910 Independent Research in Asian Studies (1- 

6). Topics will be selected to meet academic needs for 
students doing research in some specialized area of Asian 
studies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

ASN 5XXX Zen and the Arts II (3). Theory, practice, 
aesthetics and cultural history of Chado the Tea 
Ceremony of Zen Buddhism. 



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Biological Sciences 



*David W. Lee, Professor and Chairperson 
*M. Alejandro Barbieri, Assistant Professor 
*Bradley C. Bennett, Associate Professor 
*Charles Bigger, Professor 
Richard P. Brinn, Instructor 
*Christopher Brown, Professor and Associate 
Chairperson 

Richard J. Campbell, Research Scientist 

Chun-fan Chen, Associate Professor 
*Daniel L. Childers, Associate Professor 
"Laurel S. Collins, Associate Professor 
"Timothy M. Collins, Associate Professor 

Leon A. Cuervo, Professor Emeritus 
"Maureen A. Donnelly, Professor and Graduate 

Program Director 
"Kelsey R. Downum, Professor and Associate Dean for 
Research 

Jack B. Fisher, Research Scientist 
"James W. Fourqurean, Professor 
"Javier Francisco-Ortega, Associate Professor 
"Evelyn E. Gaiser, Associate Professor 

Miroslav Gantar, Research Scientist 

Robert M. George, Instructor 

Walter M. Goldberg, Professor 

Ferdinand Gomez, Visiting Instructor 

James E. Gordon, Research Scientist 
"Michael Heithaus, Assistant Professor 
"Rene J. Herrera, Associate Professor 
"Frank J. Jochem, Assistant Professor 
"Leung Kim, Assistant Professor 

Cynthia D. Klemmer, Research Scientist 
"Suzanne Koptur, Professor 
"Lidia Kos, Associate Professor 
"David N. Kuhn, Associate Professor 
"Todd C. LaJeunesse, Assistant Professor 

Craig A. Layman, Assistant Professor 

Carl E. Lewis, Research Scientist 

John C. Makemson, Professor 

Joyce Maschinski, Research Scientist 
"Kalai Mathee, Associate Professor 

Michael Maunder, Research Scientist 

DeEtta K. Mills, Visiting Scholar 
"Fernando G. Noriega, Assistant Professor 
"Steven F. Oberbauer, Professor 

Case K. Okubo, Associate Professor and Undergraduate 
Program Director 
"Tom Philippi, Assistant Professor 

Polly Phillips, Instructor 

John J. Pipoly III, Research Scientist 

Thomas R. Pitzer, Instructor and Laboratory Coordinator 

Thomas E. Pliske, Instructor 

Lauren Raz, Research Scientist 
"Jennifer H. Richards, Professor 
"Laurie L. Richardson, Associate Professor 

Barbra A. Roller, Instructor 

Gene Rosenberg, Faculty Administrator and Associate 
Chairperson 
"Sylvia L. Smith, Professor 
"Philip K. Stoddard, Associate Professor 

Martin L. Tracey, Professor 
"Joel C. Trexler, Professor and Marine Biology Program 
Director 



Maureen Walter, Instructor 
"Douglas Wartzok, Professor and Executive Vice Provost 
"Ophelia I. Weeks, Associate Professor 

Scott Zona, Research Scientist 

"Holds Dissertation Advisor Status 

Master of Science in Biology 

To be admitted into the Master's degree program in 
Biology, a student must: 

1. Hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from 
an accredited college or university. 

2. Have a 3.0 average or higher during the last two 
years of the undergraduate program and a combined 
score (verbal and quantitative) of 1000 or higher on the 
Graduate Record Exam. 

3. Two letters of recommendation of the student's 
academic potential. 

4. Be accepted by a faculty sponsor. 

5. Receive approval from the Departmental Graduate 
Committee. 

6. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

Degree Requirements 

The Master of Science in Biology consists of a minimum 
36 credits, including a thesis based upon the student's 
original research. A maximum of six credits of post- 
baccalaureate course work may be transferred from other 
institutions, subject to the approval of the Graduate 
Committee. 

Required Courses 

BSC 6457 Introduction to Biological Research 3 

BSC 5931 Thesis Proposal Seminar 1 

Workshops and Laboratories 4 

BSC 6971 Master's Thesis 2 6 

Electives 22 

Quantitative Skills Requirement 

1 Following graduate committee approval, students may 
fulfill this requirement with any combination of graduate 
workshops, graduate laboratories, and graduate 
techniques courses (minimum of three separate courses). 

2 To be taken after qualifying exam is passed. 

3 These must include at least 16 credits of courses in the 
Department of Biological Sciences. No more than six 
credits can be transferred from another graduate program, 
subject to the approval of the Graduate Committee. At 
least six credits must be at the 5000- or 6000-level 
(excluding thesis credits). Credits taken at the 4000-level 
beyond six, or at a lower levels, will not count towards 
graduation. 

Two semesters of graduate courses in quantitative skills 
(e.g., statistics, mathematics, computer programming), or 
demonstrated equivalence of such, is required for the 
Master of Science in Biology. 
Graduation Requirements 

A grade of 'C or higher must be obtained in all courses 
with a cumulative average of 3.0 or higher in the 36 
credits, and a thesis must be completed and accepted by 
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Doctor of Philosophy in Biology 

To be admitted into the Ph.D program in Biology, a student 
must: 

1. Hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from 
an accredited college or university; 

2. Have a 3.0 grade point average during the last two 
years of the undergraduate program or a Master's degree 
in a relevant discipline; 

3. Have a combined score (verbal and quantitative) of 
1120 on the general Graduate Record Exam (GRE). 

4. Be sponsored by a Biology faculty member with 
Dissertation Advisor Status (see list of graduate faculty 
with DAS). 

5. Arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent 
to the Biology Graduate Program Director evaluating the 
applicant's potential for graduate work. 

6. Receive approval from the Departmental Graduate 
Committee. 

7. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. in Biology is conferred on individuals in 
recognition of their demonstrated ability to master a 
specific field of knowledge and to conduct significant 
independent, original research. A minimum of 90 semester 
credits of graduate work beyond the baccalaureate are 
required, including a dissertation based upon the student's 
original research. A maximum of 36 credits may be 
transferred from a completed graduate program with the 
approval of the Advisory Committee. 

Required Courses 

BSC 7961 Dissertation Proposal Seminar 1 

BSC 7982 Dissertation Defense Seminar 1 

BSC 5945 Supervised Teaching in Biology 2 

Workshops and Laboratories 4 

BSC 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation 24 

Electives 2 8 
Quantitative Skills Requirement 3 

Recommended course 

BSC 6457 Intro to Biological Research 3 

Following graduate committee approval, students may 

fulfill this requirement with any combination of graduate 

workshops, graduate laboratories, and graduate courses 

(minimum of three separate courses). 
No more than 36 credits may be transferred from a 

completed graduate program, subject to the approval of 

the Graduate Committee. 
Two semesters of graduate courses in quantitative skills 

(e.g. statistics, mathematics, computer programming), or 

demonstrated equivalence of such, is required for the 

Ph.D. in Biology. 

Graduation Requirements 

A grade of 'C or higher must be obtained in all courses 
with a cumulative average of 3.0 or higher in the 90 
credits; two semesters of quantitative skills courses must 
be completed, and a dissertation completed and accepted 
by the University. 



Course Descriptions 

Note: Laboratories should be taken concurrently with or 
subsequent to lectures. Students should register for each 
separately. 

Definition of Prefixes 

APB - Applied Biology; BCH - Biochemistry; BOT - Botany; 
BSC - Introductory Biology; MCB - Micro- biology; OCB - 
Oceanography (Biological); PCB - Process Cell Biology; 
ZOO - Zoology. 

BCH 5134C Workshop in Chromatography Techniques 
(1). Workshop covers the theory and practice of 
chromatographic techniques to separate complex mixtures 
of biomolecules, including absorption, ion exchange, size 
exclusion and affinity chromatography. Prerequisite: 
Graduate status. 

BCH 541 1C Techniques in Molecular Evolution 
Research (5). Ribosomal genes from related organisms 
are amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 
sequenced. Phylogenetic maps are made by computer 
from sequence data. Students may use material from their 
own research. Prerequisites: General Biochemistry BCH 
3033 and Lab BCH 3033L, Molecular Biology PCB 4524 
and Lab PCB 4524L or Graduate status. 

BCH 6130C Workshop in DNA Synthesis and 
Amplification (1). Workshop in the chemical synthesis of 
DNA and the amplification of specific genes by the 
polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Students may 
synthesize DNA oligonucleotides for use in their own 
research. Prerequisites: Graduate status and Permission 
of the instructor. 

BCH 6131C Workshop in Radioisotope Use and Safety 

(1). Workshop in the safe use of radioisotopes in biological 
and biochemical experimentation, labelling of biochemical 
compounds, purification of labelled compounds, and 
instrumentation involved in detection of radiosiotopes. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status and Per-mission of the 
instructor. 

BCH 6132C Workshop in Electrophoresis (1). 

Workshop in the application of electrophoresis to 
biochemical and genetic experimentation. Students may 
use material from their own research in the laboratory 
section. Prerequisites: Graduate status and Permission of 
the instructor. 

BCH 6133C Workshop in DNA Sequencing (1). 

Workshop in the manual and automated sequencing of 
DNA. Students may sequence DNA from their own 
research. Prerequisites: Graduate status and Permission 
of the instructor. 

BCH 6507C Workshop in Radiometry and 
Spectrophotometry (1). Interaction of light with matter 
(absorption, fluorescence, light scattering) and emission 
(chemi-and biolumine-scence); analysis of spectra and 
enzyme kinetics. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

BOT 5159C Florida Plant Communities (3). Two-week 
field trip to many diverse plant communities of the state. 
Ecological and environmental factors influencing plant 
distribution will be examined, contrasting vegetation 
among sites. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 or 
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BOT 5304C Workshop in Plant Morphology (2). 

Techniques to analyze plant form and experience with the 
diversity plant morphology; field work using the collections 
at Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Prerequisites: 2 botany 
courses or permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5406 Algal Physiology (3). Physiology and 
metabolism of eukaryotic algae, including ecological 
aspects of the aquatic environment and algal roles in 
aquatic biogeochemical cycling. Prerequisites: Phycology 
BOT 4404 and one year of chemistry or instructor consent. 

BOT 5515 Biochemistry of Plant Natural Products (3). 

Aspects of primary and secondary plant metabolism will be 
covered including bio-synthesis and degradation of natural 
products as well as their biological/ pharmacological 
activity. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry II CHM 2211 or 
General Biochemistry BCH 3033. 

BOT 5575 Photobiology (3) BOT 5575L Photobiology 
Lab (1). The study of basic photochemical mechanisms as 
they occur in molecular biological processes such as 
photosynthesis, plant growth, animal vision, biolumine- 
scence, and radiation damage. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. 

BOT 5602 The Functional Ecology of Tropical Plants 
(3) BOT 5602L The Functional Ecology of Tropical 
Plants Lab (1). The relationship of climate and soils to the 
distribution and function of the major plant groups of the 
tropical regions. Prerequisites: Two courses in botany or 
permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5605 Plant Ecology (3) BOT 5605L Plant Ecology 
Laboratory (1). In-depth study of plant ecology at three 
levels: individual, population, and community. Laboratory 
and field exercises will examine lecture topics. 
Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 or permission of the 
instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent registration in lecture 
and lab courses. 

BOT 5615 Workshop: Seed Conservation (1). Covers 
practical issues of seed conservation of tropical plants: 
longevity curves, seed germination protocols and seed 
conservation procedures. Prerequisites: Graduate 

students or permission of instructor. 

BOT 5647 Ecology of Marine Vascular Plants (3). 

Biology and ecology of seagrasses and mangroves, with 
an emphasis on South Florida and Caribbean species. 
Physiological ecology, population and community ecology, 
and ecosystem processes. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

BOT 5648 Workshop on Aquatic Plants (1). Biology and 
identification of aquatic plants. Prerequisites: Graduate 
status or permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5682C Florida Plant Communities (3). Two-week 
field trip to many diverse plant communities of the state. 
Ecological and environmental factors influencing plant 
distribution will be examined, contrasting vegetation 
among sites. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 or 
permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5704 Botanical Terminology, Latin and 
Nomenclature (2). Course is divided into 3 parts: 1) 
Botanical Latin and its use; 2) Plant description 
terminology, and current descriptive standards; and 3) 
Botanical nomeclature, the ICBN, Phylocode, and others. 



Prerequisites: Plants Systematics (BOT 5725C) or 
Systematic Biology (BSC 5606), or approval of the 
Advisor. 

BOT 5725C Plant Systematics (3). Theory and methods 
of classification of vascular plants using phylogenetic 
principles. Covers the integration of morphological and 
molecular characters. Prerequisites: Graduate students or 
permission of instructor. 

BOT 5727 Plant Genetics (3). Topics related to higher 
plants, including polyploid inheritance, self-incompatibility, 
cytoplasmic inheritance, mutable alleles, complex loci, 
genome analysis, recombination and mutagesis. 
Prerequisites: General Biology I (BSC 1010) and General 
Biology II (BSC 1011) and Genetics (PCB3063). 

BOT 5728 Plant Molecular Systematics (2). DNA 

markers for phylogenetic analysis of vascular plants, 
including description of laboatory methods, computerized 
analytical techniques and evolutionary interpretation. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of instructor. 

BOT 5728L Plant Molecular Systematics Laboratory 
(2). DNA markers for phylogenetic analysis of vascular 
plants, including description of laboratory methods, 
computerized analytical techniques and evolutionary 
interpretation. Prerequisites: Graduate status or 

permission of instructor. 

BOT 5816 Ethnobotany (3). Review the use and 
management of plants by indigenous people. Discuss 
emerging theories in ethnobotany, examine the role of 
ethnobotany in conservation and resource utilization. 
Prerequisites: Economic Botany BOT 3810, Tropical 
Botany BOT 3663, or Cultural Ecology ANT 3403, or 
permission of the instructor. 

BOT 581 6L Ethnobotany Workshop (1). Field methods 
in the study of plant use by traditional and modern 
societies. Examines botanical documentation, ethnological 
description and experimental design. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5817 Field Ethnobotany (1-4). A 4-week field 
course that introduces students to tropical vegetation and 
its use by traditional cultures. Topics include tropical 
botany, diversity, ecology, and the relationship between 
plants and people. Course may be repeated. 
Prerequisites: BOT 5816 and BOT 581 6L or permission of 
instructor. 

BOT 5852 Medical Botany (3). An examination of 
medicinal plants including the biology, chemistry, and 
pharmacology of botanical remedies, and their effects on 
human health. Prerequisites: Economic Botany or BOT 
5816 or permission of instructor. 

BOT 5924 Workshop in Tropical Plant Families (3). An 

introduction to important spermatophyte families, including 
systematics, ecology, and conservation. Includes 
laboratory and field experience. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

BOT 5925 Workshop in the Biology of Southern 
Florida's Native Trees (3). Distribution, floristic 
relationships, morphology, reproductive biology, taxonomy, 
and conservation of trees native to southern Florida. 
Prerequisites: Local Flora BOT 3153, Tropical Botany BOT 
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BOT 5928 Workshop on Grasses and Sedges of 
Southern Florida (1). The systematics, ecology, and 
identification of South Florida grasses and sedges. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

BOT 6275 Plant Breeding Systems (3). Ecology, 
evolution, genetics and development of plant breeding 
systems. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

BOT 6585C Plant Structure and Function (4). A 

quantitative assessment of plant architecture, morphology 
and anatomy in relationship to physiology, including the 
measurement of water relations, energy and gas 
exchange. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and 
graduate status. 

BOT 6645 Workshop in Field and Laboratory 
Techniques for Seagrass Ecology (1). Field and 
laboratory methods used in the study of seagrass 
communities. The course emphasizes ecological and 
physiological measurement methods. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BOT 6724 Readings in Pollination Biology (1). Current 
literature on pollination, including natural history, theory, 
experimental studies, and reviews. Prerequisites: 
Graduate status or permission of the instructor. 

BOT 6818 Readings in Ethnobotany (1). An examination 
of 3 or 4 recent books in the ethnobotany or related 
disciplines, especially those dealing with theoretical 
issues. Prerequisites: BOT 5816, Graduate Standing, or 
permission of instructor. 

BOT 6901 Readings in Plant Mating Systems (1). 

Current literature on theory, biology, and evolution of plant 
mating systems. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

BOT 6920 Workshop in Field Techniques in Natural 
History of Insect/Plant Interactions (1). A workshop in 
the techniques for collecting and preserving plants and 
insects for biological and taxonomic research. 

BOT 6921 Workshop in Field Techniques in Pollination 
Biology (1). Techniques to do a thorough study of the 
pollination biology of any flowering plant; basic methods 
and simple instruments for field observations, 
measurements and manipulations. Prerequisite: Graduate 
status. 

BOT 6922 Workshop: Video Image Analysis in Biology 
(1). Workshop in the use of video image analysis in 
biological research. Prerequisites: Graduate status and 
permission of the instructor. 

BOT 6923 Workshop: Techniques in Plant 
Reproductive Biology (1). Workshop in techniques for 
research on pollination and fertilization in plants. 
Histological and microscopic examination emphasized. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status and permission of the 
instructor. 

BOT 6926C Workshop in Plant Nutrient Analysis (1). 

Field and laboratory methods used in the assessment of 
nutrient availability for primary producers. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BOT 6928 Workshop on Plant Gas Exchange and 
Fluorescence (1). Field and laboratory methods used for 



measurement of plant photosynthetic production and 
transportation. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

BOT 6935 Advanced Topics in Botany (3). An intensive 
study of particular plant topics not otherwise offered in the 
curriculum. May be repeated for credit with different 
subject content. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

BOT 6936 Readings in Plant/Animal Interactions (1). 

Current literature on coevolution of plants and animals, 
theory, experimental studies, and reviews. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

BSC 5215 Introduction to the Mechanics of Biological 
Systems (3). Mechanical principles are used to analyze 
the structure and function of plants and animals; especially 
the statics of bone systems, and support structures of 
plants. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 5302 Ecosystems of the Past (3). Analysis of local 
to global change in environments through time using 
faunal distributions, biodiversity, biogeography, physical 
and chemical properties of sediments, and stable isotopes. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 5345 Techniques in Scientific Diving (4). Planning 
and conducting safe scientific diving operations and 
research. Prerequisites: Civilian Diving Certificate 
(NAUI/PADI) or equivalent. 

BSC 5405C Environmental Instrumentation (3). Theory 
and techniques for measurement of environmental 
parameters of interest to field biologist. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 5406 Forensic Biology (3). Forensic applications of 
molecular biology including PCR, STR techniques and 
other laboratory methods and data interpretation. 
Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

BSC 5409C Biology Laboratory Instrumentation for 
Secondary Teachers I (3). Principles and practice of 
selected instrumental techniques. Spectrophotometry, 
electrical measurements and separatory techniques. Not 
for BSC majors. Prerequisites: Three undergraduate 
credits in physics, three in chemistry, and six in biology. 

BSC 541 6C Workshop in Cell Culture Methods and 
Applications (1). Utilization of primary and established 
cells to study growth cell cycle, chromosomes, cell 
differential Special applications to basic problems in cell 
molecular biology. Prerequisites: Permission of the 
instructor and graduate status. 

BSC 5606 Biological Systematics (3). Systems of 
nomenclature and contemporary topics in classification, 
including molecular evidence, numerical methods and 
cladistics. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 5926 Graduate Bioresource Workshop (1). This 
workshop is designed to introduce Biology graduate 
students to the various resources available for graduate 
teaching and research. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

BSC 5927 Workshop: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing 
in Biology (1). Basic understanding of principles, 
techniques and application of hyperspectral remote 
sensing of the Earth's natural environments. 
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BSC 5928 Workshop: Vertebrate Animal Research (1). 

Reviews the ethical, legal and practical guidelines for 
conducting research with live vertebrate animals. Required 
for students capturing, handling or collecting vertebrate 
animals in the course of research or teaching. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

BSC 5929 Workshop: Paleoecology of South Florida 
(2). Sampling, preparation, and identification of diatoms 
and foraminifera from a freshwater to marine transect, and 
application of ecology to interpreting past ecosystems. 
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. 

BSC 5931 Thesis Proposal Seminar (1). Presentation of 
thesis proposal seminar. Permission of major professor 
required. 

BSC 5933 Current Topics in Tropical Biology (3). An 

intensive study of particular tropical biology topics not 
otherwise offered in the curriculum. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 5935, 6936 Topics in Biology (1-3). An intensive 
study of a particular topic or limited number of topics not 
otherwise offered in the curriculum. May be repeated for 
credit with different subject content. Prerequisites: Senior 
or graduate status. 

BSC 5936 Glaser Seminar: The Biology of Tomorrow 
(1). A series of lectures by an invited, internationally 
recognized authority in biological topics of current and 
future concern. 

BSC 5945 Supervised Teaching in Biology (1-2). 

Teaching in a biological discipline, under the supervision of 
departmental faculty. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

BSC 5975 Thesis Defense Seminar (1). Presentation of 
thesis defense seminar. Permission of major professor 
required. Prerequisite: Thesis proposal seminar. 

BSC 6415 Animal Cells in Culture (3) BSC 641 5L 
Animal Cells in Culture Lab (2). Biology of animal cells 
cultured in semi-synthetic media: cell nutrition growth, cell 
cycle analysis, cellular transformation and differentiation, 
heterokaryons and somatic cell genetics. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 6456C Microcomputer Use in Biology (1). 

Introduction to microcomputer operating environments, the 
utility of microcomputers in biology, and computer 
interfacing to biological instrumentation. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 6457 Introduction to Biological Research (3). 

Analysis of existing biological data and experimental 
design. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

BSC 6926 Workshop in Biology (1-2). A short intensive 
treatment of a specialized research topic or technique. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 6946 Graduate Biology Internship (1-12). Non- 
thesis / non-dissertation internship in a laboratory or 
program outside FIU working under the supervision of a 
host scientist and an FIU faculty member. Prerequisite: 
Admission to candidacy. 

BSC 6948 Laboratory Visitation (1-2). Student visits to 
three laboratories to learn techniques and concepts 



applicable to M.S. or Ph.D. research. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 6971 Master's Thesis (1-12). Completion of thesis. 
Prerequisite: Permission of Major professor. 

BSC 7961 Dissertation Proposal Seminar (1). 

Presentation of doctoral dissertation proposal seminar. 
Prerequisite: Pe r mission of Major Professor required. 

BSC 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Completion of 
dissertation. Prerequisites: Permission of Major Professor 
and Doctoral Candidacy. 

BSC 7982 Dissertation Defense Seminar (1). 

Presentation of doctoral dissertation defense seminar. 
Permission of Major Professor required. Prerequisite: 
Dissertation Proposal Seminar. 

MCB 5114 Microbial Diversity (3) MCB 5114L Microbial 
Diversity Laboratory (1). Analysis of metabolic and 
morphological diversity in bacteria in the context of 
bacterial systematics. Prerequisites: General Microbiology 
MCB 3010 and Lab MCB 301 0L and an additional course 
in microbiology or biochemistry. Corequisite: Concurrent 
registration of both lecture and lab courses. 

MCB 531 5C Workshop: Prokaryotic Cloning (2). 

Description of molecular genetic methods for manipulation 
of prokaryotic DNA. Prerequisites: Genetics PCB 3063 
and Biochemistry BCH 3033 or permission of instructor. 

MCB 5405 Biology of Photosynthetic Bacteria (3). MCB 
5405L Biology of Photosynthetic Bacteria Lab (1). 

Study of the physiology and ecology of photosynthetic 
bacteria, including Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), 
purple and green bacteria, and Halobacteria. 

MCB 5453L Workshop: Prokaryotic Cell Signaling (1). 

Covers chemical signals used by prokaryotes for cell-to- 
cell communications. Prerequisites: General Microbiology 
MCB 3010 or permission of instructor. 

MCB 5505 Virology (3) MCB 5505L Virology Lab (1). 

Principles and methods of study of bacterial, plant, and 
animal viruses. Molecular aspects of viral development, 
virus pathogens, and carcinogens. Prerequisites: General 
Biochemistry PCB 3033, Genetics PCB 3063, and Organic 
Chemistry I CHM 2210. 

MCB 5605 Microbial Ecology (3). Principles and 
applications of microbial interactions with the environment. 
Current research areas are emphasized. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Level Standing. 

MCB 6418 Bacterial Mineral Cycling (3). Energy and 
metabolic processes; detrital food chains; carbon, 
nitrogen, sulfur and trace mineral cycling; 
chemoautotrophy; global element cycles. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MCB 6445 Microbial Bioluminescence (3). Molecular 
mechanisms, physiology, genetics and ecology of 
bioluminescence in microorganisms, particularly bacteria. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MCB 6635 Marine Microbiology (3) MCB 6635L Marine 
Microbiology Lab (1). Physiological-ecological study of 
the distribution and biology of marine bacteria; diseases of 
marine animals; bacterial role in oceanic mineral cycling. 
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MCB 301 OL and General Biochemistry BCH 3033 & Lab 
BCH 3033L or Microbial Physiology MCB 4404 and Lab 
MCB 4404L. 

MCB 6920 Luminescence Workshop (2). 

Bioluminescence and chemiluminescent theory and 
methods applied to luminous bacteria and molecular 
biology. Prerequisite: Permission of the insructor. 

MCB 6935 Advanced Topics in Microbiology (3). An 

intensive study of particular microbiological topics not 
otherwise offered in the curriculum. May be repeated for 
credit with different subject content. Prerequisite: Graduate 
status. 

MCB 6XXX Advanced Microbial Physiology (3). 

Advanced study of physiological and metabolic activities of 
microorganisms and processes that affect them. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

OCB 5575L Workshop: Aquatic Flow Cytometry (1). A 

practical introduction to theories and applications of flow 
cytometry in the analyses of aquatic microorganisms 
(bacteria, phytoplankton) and their physiology. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

OCB 5634 Marine Ecology (3) OCB 5634L Marine 
Ecology Lab (1). Review processes determining species 
distribution and abundance in marine ecosystems. Energy 
flow and trophic relationships examined. Prerequisite: 
Ecology PCB 3043. Corequisite: Concurrent registration of 
lecture with lab course. 

OCB 5670L Techniques in Biological Oceanography 
(1). A laboratory course designed to acquaint the student 
with biological sampling techniques at sea. Shipboard 
experience will be required as part of the course. 
Prerequisites: Previous course in marine biology and 
permission of the instructor. 

OCB 6636 Advanced Microbial Ecology (3). Diversity, 
ecology and physiology of marine viruses, bacteria and 
protozoa, their role in marine food webs and the 
biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients, and the 
significance of microbial food webs for marine productivity. 
Prerequisites: OCB 3043 or eqivalent. 

PCB 5025L Molecular Biology Techniques Laboratory 
(3). Covers DNA and RNA extraction, digestion, 
electrophoresis, Southern analysis, RFLP analysis, PCR 
amplification, cloning and automated sequencing. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5184 Workshop in Microtechnique (1). Laboratory 
techniques required for preparation of tissues for light 
microscopy/histological study. Prerequisite: Graduate 
status. 

PCB 5195 Histochemistry/Microtechnique (3) PCB 
5195L Histochemistry/ Microtechnique Lab (1). 

Chemistry and use of fixatives and dyes; histochemistry 
emphasizes procedures used in research and pathology 
labs including techniques for enzymes, protein, 
carbohydrate, nucleic acids and lipids. Prerequisites: 
General Biochemistry BCH 3033 or Cell Physiology PCB 
3203. 

PCB 5215 Workshop in Histo — and Immunocyto — 
Chemistry (1). Laboratory techniques for preparation of 



paraffin-embedded and frozen sections; selected 
procedures to demonstrate the fundamentals of 
histochemical and immunocytochemical labeling methods. 
Prerequisite: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5235 Current Topics in Comparative Immunology 
(1). A weekly seminar/discussion course consisting of 
research presentations by students, faculty and visiting 
scientists in the area of comparative immunology. It is 
recommended for students with a research interest in the 
comparative study of mamalian and nonmamalian species 
or using alternative animal models. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5236 Immune Assessment (3). A review of the 
genetics and biochemistry of immune dysfunction with a 
focus on the methods used to evaluate adaptive and 
innate immunological function. Prerequisites: PCB 4233 
or Permission of the instrcutor. 

PCB 5238 Marine Comparative Immunology Workshop 
(1). A workshop at the Keys Marine Lab to present general 
and unique research methodologies associated with the 
immunology of marine animals. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. 

PCB 5239 Immunophysiology (3). Physiological and 
endocrine regulation of the vertebrate immune system. 
Prerequisite: Immunology PCB 4233. 

PCB 5259 Topics in Developmental Biology (3). 

Molecular and cellular mechanisms in the development of 
plants and animals. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5307 Limnology (3) PCB 5307L Limnology (1). 

Chemical and physical properties of standing and flowing 
freshwater systems; ecophysiology and interactions of the 
fresh water flora and fauna in relation to abiotic factors; 
oligotrophic to eutrophic conditions. 

PCB 5327 Coastal Ecosystems and Modeling (3). 

Basics of ecology for coastal and wetland ecosystems. 
The theory and mechanisms of simulation modeling. 
Hands-on creation and application of computer models in 
ecological research. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 and 
Calculus I MAC 2311 or permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5328 Spatial and Landscape Ecology (3). 

Ecological processes with spatial components, including 
neighborhood intercations, foraging, metapopulations, 
infectious diseases, invasive species, and habitat 
associations. Prerequisite: PCB 5423 Advanced Ecology 
— Population and Community. Corequisites: PCB 5454 
Advanced Ecology — Community Ecosystems; MAC 2311 
Calculus. 

PCB 5356L Tropical Ecology Field Lab (3). Field course 
in Costa Rica with fieldwork in two or more diverse 
habitats (rainforest, and dry forest). Emphasis on diversity 
and interactions between species. Visits to selected sites 
of deforestation, conservation and restoration. 

PCB 5358 Everglades Research and Resources 
Management (3). Application of basic skills in ecology to 
contemporary issues in the Everglades area, with 
emphasis on the relation between research and 
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fire. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 or permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5376 Animal Physiological Ecology (3) PCB 
5376L Animal Physiological Ecology Laboratory (1). 

Evolution-oriented approach to physiological adaptations 
of animals living in diverse environments. Considers the 
inter relationship between behavior, energetics, and 
integrative regulation of metabolism. Prerequisites: 
Ecology PCB 3043 and Biochemistry BCH 3033. 
Corequisite: Concurrent registration of lecture with lab 
course. 

PCB 5405 Biochemical Ecology (3). Principles of 
chemical communication between diverse organisms and 
the importance of a variety of allelochemicals in 
community structure. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5407 Workshop: Microelectrodes in Microbial 
Ecology (1). Use of microelectrodes to measure chemical 
micro-environments and biological processes in natural 
samples. Hands-on experience with 2 and pH electrodes. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5423 Advanced Ecotogy: Populations and 
Communities (3). Advanced analysis of population and 
community ecology. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 or 
permission of the instructor or graduate status. 

PCB 5454 Advanced Ecology: Communities and 
Ecosystems (3). Advanced analysis of ecological 
principles pertaining to communities, ecosystems, and 
landscapes, with special emphasis on the South Florida 
and Caribbean region. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 
or permission of the instructor or graduate status. 

PCB 5596 Workshop: In Situ Hybridization (1). Analysis 
of gene expression by in situ hybridization techniques 
using whole mount and crysectioned tissues. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5615 Molecular and Organismal Evolution (3). The 

evolutionary relationships among nucleotides and proteins 
as well as the processes which yield these relationships. 
The possible molecular events leading to speciation. 
Prerequisites: Genetics PCB 3063 and General 
Biochemistry BCH 3033. 

PCB 5616 Applied Phylogenetics (3). Methods of 
phylogenetic analysis with a focus on pragmatic 
applications to ecological and evolutionary studies. Hands- 
on experience with current computer programs for 
phylogenetic analysis. Prerequisites: Graduate status or 
permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5665 Human Genetics (3) PCB 5665L Human 
Genetics Lab (2). Principles and techniques in the 
analysis of humans and primates. Prerequisites: Genetics 
PCB 3063 and Lab PCB 3063L, or permission of the 
instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent registration of lecture 
with lab course. 

PCB 5676 Evolution and Development of Sex (3). The 

evolutionary explanations for the evolution of sexual 
reproduction and models of sexual differentiation. 
Prerequisites: Genetics PCB 3063 and Evolution PCB 
4674 or permission of the instructor. 



PCB 5677 Evolution and Development (3). The models 
and evidence for the interaction of development and 
evolution, using both plant and animal systems. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5685 Population Genetics (3). Advanced analysis 
of gene and genotype frequencies in theoretical 
populations and analysis of real data. Linkage equilibrium, 
drift, migration and selection are a few of the topics 
covered. Prerequisite: Genetics (PCB 3063). 

PCB 5686 Population Biology (3). PCB 5686L 
Population Biology Lab (1). Intrinsic properties of natural 
and theoretical populations and their dynamics and 
interactions, and responses to disturbance. Includes field 
problems and computer exercises. Prerequisites: A course 
in genetics and evolution, or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: Concurrent registration of lecture with lab 
course. 

PCB 5687 Evolutionary Ecology (3). PCB 5687L 
Evolutionary Ecology Lab (1). Adaptations and 
interactions of plants and animals in natural and disturbed 
habitats. Prerequisite: Ecology PCB 3043. 

PCB 5725 Membrane Signal Transduction (3). 

Hormones and neurotransmitters as extracellular 
messengers. Membrane receptors and mechanisms of 
signal transduction: membrane channels and enzymes, 
direct linkage and G-protein linkage. Second messengers. 
Prerequisites: General Biochemistry BCH 3033 or Cell 
Physiology PCB 3203. 

PCB 5786 Membrane Physiology (3). Chemical and 
physical properties of the plasma membrane, its 
biosynthesis and functions in transport and signal 
transduction. Prerequisites: General Physics I PHY 3048, 
General Physics II PHY 3049 and General Biochemistry 
BCH 3033 or Cell Physiology PCB 3203. 

PCB 5835 Neurophysiology (3) PCB 5835L 
Neurophysiology (1). Comparative neurophysiology; 
physicochemical mechanisms of resting and action 
potentials; synaptic transmission; neural coding and 
integration; sensory-motor function and neuro- 
physiological basis of behavior. Prerequisites: 
Biochemistry BCH 3033 or Cell Physiology PCB 3203, and 
Calculus I MAC 2311. 

PCB 5902 Readings in Stable Isotope Studies (1). 

Discussion of scientific papers published in the fields of 
isotope ecology and isotope biogeochemistry. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5934 Topics in Skeletal Muscle Physiology (4). 

Advanced discussion of some aspects of the biophysics, 
biochemistry and physiology of skeletal muscle 
contraction. Topics may vary from year to year. Based on 
review articles and research papers. Prerequisites: Human 
Systemic Physiology I PCB 4733 or Human Physiology 
PCB 3703 and Cell Physiology PCB 3203 or General 
Biochemisty BCH 3033. 

PCB 5938 Ecosystem Studies Seminar (3). Theory and 
practice of ecosystem analysis, based on discussion of 
current articles and books. Emphasis on using different 
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studies researched by students. Prerequisites: Ecology 
PCB 3043 or permission of the instructor. 

PCB 6025 Molecular and Cellular Biology I (3). Protein 
structure, catalysis, kinetics, and molecular conformation, 
intermolecular forces; Prokaryotic recombination, 
transcription and translation, gene regulation and genome 
organization. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

PCB 6027 Molecular and Cellular Biology II (3). 

Eukaryotic recombination, transcription, translation, gene 
regulation and genome organization; Cellular components, 
cell structure, cell division, cell signaling, development, 
immonology and cancer. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

PCB 6176C Biological Electron Microscopy (5). 

Principles and techniques of transmission and scanning 
electron microscopy as applied to biological materials. 
Lecture-laboratory combination, enrollment limited. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 6236 Comparative Immunology (3). An analysis of 
the immune systems and mechanisms of invertebrate and 
vertebrate animals. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 6237 Immunogenetics (3). The impact of classical 
and molecular genetic analyses on our understanding of 
the immune response. Prerequisites: A course in 
Immunology and Genetics. 

PCB 6318 Readings in Marine Ecosystems Ecology 
(1). Analysis of current literature on theory, data and case 
studies of marine ecosystem ecology. Prerequisites: 
Graduate status or permission of the instructor. 

PCB 6345C Quantitative Field Ecology (6). Methodology 
in the description and analysis of populations and 
communities. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor 
and Introductory Statistics II STA 3123. 

PCB 6526 Advanced Molecular Biology (3). Molecular 
genetics, controlling mechanisms, recombinant DNA, gene 
splicing and gene vector construction of viral, bacterial, 
plant and animal systems. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 6566 Chromosome Structure and Function (3). 

Structural organization and function of the prokaryotic and 
eukaryotic chromosome: euchromatin/heterochromatin, 
replication, repair, DNA sequence organization and 
changes during differentiation and development. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 6617 Advanced Phylogenetics (3). Current Issues 
and methods in phylogenetics for advanced students. 
Prerequisites: Applied phylogenetics PCB 5616 or 
Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 6675 Evolutionary Biology and Ecology in the 
Antilles (3). Introduction to the main ecological features of 
the Antilles and to the main evolutionary mechanisms 
behind the unique biodiversity of these islands. 
Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

PCB 6786 Membrane Biophysics (3). The structure and 
function of cell membranes: ionic transport, passive 
electrical properties, and excitation. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 



PCB 6926 Workshop Biology— Spatial Analysis and 
GIS (1-2). Introduction to interpretation and quantitative 
analysis of spatial data, use of computer-based image 
processing and Geographic Information Systems as tools 
for research, application to South Florida landscapes. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 6933 Trends in Neurobiology (2). Critical analyses 
and discussions of selected research articles of current 
interests. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 6935 Advanced Topics in Genetics (3). An 

intensive study of particular genetical topics not otherwise 
offered in the curriculum. May be repeated for credit with 
different subject content. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

PCB 7235 Reproductive Immunology (3). Molecular and 
cellular interactions in early development, ontogenetics, 
and mother and fetus. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 7676 Evolution and Development of Sex (3). 

Models of sexual differentiation and reproduction treated in 
an evolutionary context. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 7689 Advanced Topics in Population and 
Evolutionary Genetics (3). Comparison of the synthetic 
and mutational drift hypotheses; relationships between 
molecular and phenotypic evolutionary rates and the 
phenotypic effects of various forms of mutation. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

ZOO 5265 Biology of Crustaceans (3). ZOO 5265L 
Biology of Crustaceans Laboratory (1). Morphology, 
physiology, systematics and evolution in crustaceans. 

ZOO 5371 Clinical Anatomy of the Trunk and Limbs 
(3). ZOO 5371 L Clinical Anatomy of the Trunk and 
Limbs Lab (1). A detailed analysis of the anatomical 
foundations of kinesology and physical rehabilitation. 
Special emphasis will be placed on the functional anatomy 
of the trunk, pectoral and pelvic limbs with clinical 
correlations to the major disorders commonly treated by 
physical and occupational therapists. Prerequisites: ZOO 
3731 or ZOO 3734. Corequisite: Clinical Anatomy of the 
Trunk and Limbs Lab. 

ZOO 5376 Animal Design and Movement (4). Basic 
biomechanical and behavioral theories of how animals 
feed and move. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 
1010, and II BSC 1011, Physics I PHY 2053 and II PHY 
2054. [D] 

ZOO 5424 Herpetology (3) ZOO 5424L Herpetology 
Laboratory (1). Biology of amphibians and reptiles from a 
systematic perspective. The three orders of living 
amphibians and the six living orders of reptiles are covered 
in detail. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 and 
General Biology II BSC 1011, Ecology PCB 3043, or 
permission of the instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent 
registration of lecture with lab course. 

ZOO 5456 Ichthyology (3) ZOO 5456L Ichthyology Lab 
(1). Systematics, structure, function, ecology, and 
evolution of fishes. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 
1010, General Biology II BSC 1011 and Ecology PCB 
3043. Corequisite: Concurrent registration of lecture with 
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ZOO 5479 Workshop in Field Ornithology: Mark and 
Recapture Methods (1). Instruction in techniques of 
banding wild birds, including their capture with mist nets, 
identificaiton in the hand, and maintenance of federally 
required records. Prerequisites: Ornithology ZOO 4472 
and Lab ZOO 4472L or permission of the instructor. 

ZOO 5732 Advanced Anatomy Demonstration (1-4). 

Dissection and demonstration of the human body with the 
emphasis on structure and function. May be repeated to a 
maximum of eight credits. Prerequisites: Human Gross 
Anatonmy I ZOO 3733 and Lab ZOO 3733L, Human 
Gross Anatomy II ZOO 3734 and Lab ZOO 3734L or 
permission of the instructor. 

ZOO 5745 Advanced Neuroanatomy (3). In-depth 
knowledge of the embryonic development, structure, and 
function of the human nervous system with a great deal of 
clinical consideration. Prerequisites: Neuroscience ZOO 
4743 or permission of the instructor. 

ZOO 5746 Comparative Neurobiology (4). Structure and 
function of neural systems at many levels including 
biophysical and cellular mechanisms, molecular 
processes, neural circuits, development, and anatomy. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

ZOO 6423 Workshop on Reptile and Amphibian 
Sampling (1). Biology and sampling methods for reptiles 
and amphibians. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

ZOO 6935 Advanced Topics in Zoology (3). An 

intensive study of particular topics not otherwise offered in 
the curriculum. May be repeated for credit with different 
subject content. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 



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Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Stanislaw F. Wnuk, Associate Professor and 

Chairperson 
Jose R. Almirall, Associate Professor 
David A. Becker, Associate Professor 
Yong Cai, Associate Professor 
David Chatfield, Associate Professor 
R. Bruce Dunlap, Professor and Director of Science and 

Technology, Office of Sponsored Research 
Kenneth G. Furton, Professor and Associate Dean 
Piero R. Gardinali, Associate Professor 
Arthur W. Herriott, Professor 
Rudolf Jaffe, Professor 
Jeffrey A. Joens, Professor 
Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Assistant Professor 
Leonard S. Keller, Professor, Undergraduate Program 

Director and Coordinator of Organic Chemistry 

Laboratories 
John T. Landrum, Professor 
Watson J. Lees, Associate Professor 
Fenfei Leng, Assistant Professor 
Ramon Lopez de la Vega, Associate Professor 
Bruce R. McCord, Associate Professor and Forensic 

Science Graduate Program Director 
Alexander M. Mebel, Assistant Professor 
Kevin E. O'Shea, Professor, Graduate Program Director 
J. Martin E. Quirke, Professor 
Kathleen S. Rein, Associate Professor 
Alberto J. Sabucedo, Lecturer and Forensic Certificate 

Director 
Xiaotang Wang, Associate Professor 
Stephen Winkle, Associate Professor 

Graduate Admission Requirements: 

1 . A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) 
of 3.0/4.0 in chemistry and cognate science courses 
and a GRE combined verbal and quantitative score of 
at least 1000 (M.S.) or 1120 (Ph.D.) are required. 
International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit 
a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language 
Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the 
iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

2. Applicants must send a statement of purpose and 
arrange to have sent transcripts and three letters of 
recommendation evaluating the applicant's potential 
for graduate work. Originals of these items must be 
sent to the FIU Graduate Admissions office as 
specified at http://qradschool.fiu.edu . In addition, 
copies of these items should be mailed directly to the 
Graduate Program Director (general M.S. and Ph.D. 
programs) or the Forensic Science Graduate Program 
Director (Forensic Track Ph.D.). Prospective 
candidates should refer to both the above website and 
www.fiu.edu/oras/chemistry for details regarding the 
application procedure, part of which must be 
completed on-line. 

3. Formal admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs 
and awards of teaching assistantships are granted by 
the Graduate Program Director. The Graduate 
Committee recommends admissions on the basis of a 
ranking of graduate applicants made by the pertinent 
committee (for example, the Forensic Graduate 



Committee for forensic track applicants). Entrance is 
possible at the beginning of each semester (fall, 
spring, summer). For consideration for a graduate 
assistantship, all application materials should be 
received at least five months prior to the desired 
starting date. 

4. Students whose undergraduate degree is not 
equivalent to the American Chemical Society certified 
Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry may be 
required to make up deficiencies. For example, 
depending on his or her area of specialization, a 
student may be required to make up deficiencies in 
quantum mechanics, instrumental analysis, or 
biochemistry by successfully completing Graduate 
Physical Chemistry II (CHM 5426), Graduate 
Analytical Methods (CHM 5150), or Graduate 
Biological Chemistry (CHM 5305) respectively. 

5. Entering graduate students must pass two proficiency 
exams. Proficiencies are offered in organic, physical, 
inorganic, analytical, and biochemistry. One pass 
must be in either organic or physical chemistry; the 
other is open. The proficiency exams will be 
administered to incoming graduate students in the 
week before the fall and spring semesters. If a student 
fails to receive a pass in a proficiency exam, he or she 
must show proficiency by completing the appropriate 
course with a grade of "B" (3.0/4.0) or better. These 
courses are Graduate Organic Chemistry (CHM 
5225), Graduate Physical Chemistry (CHM 5425), 
Graduate Analytical Methods (CHM 5150), and 
Graduate Biological Chemistry (CHM 5305). Students 
are expected to complete proficiency requirements by 
the end of their first semester. 

6. Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0/4.0. 
Only courses applicable to the graduate program, 
excluding those for making up deficiencies or 
satisfying proficiencies, are counted in the GPA. If the 
cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 for one semester, 
the student will be placed on academic probation. A 
student who fails to raise his or her GPA to 3.0 or 
higher within one semester will be dismissed from the 
program. 

7. Full-time graduate students generally serve as a 
Teaching Assistants (TA's) in the Department of 
Chemistry and Biochemistry for their first semester. 
Ph.D. candidates must serve as TA's for at least one 
year except in unusual circumstances. TA's are 
awarded on a competitive basis, require a minimum 
cumulative GPA of 3.0, and can be continued for up to 
two years for M.S. students and four years for Ph.D. 
students who maintain acceptable academic 
performance. A limited number of Graduate 
Research Assistantships (RA's) may be available. 

Transfer of Credits and Financial Support 

Transfer of credits. Students having an M.S. in chemistry 
may transfer as many as 36 credits towards their Ph.D. 
degree. However, no more than six of those credits will 
count toward fulfillment of the formal course work 
requirement. More than six credits for formal course work 
can be transferred only with special permission of the 
Graduate Committee, in which case the number of 
additional course work credits required will depend on the 
student's performance in courses, the date courses were 
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Financial Support. Full-time graduate students in good 
academic standing are eligible for financial support. 
Teaching and research assistantships are available on a 
competitive basis. Inquiries concerning application to the 
program and availability of financial support should be 
directed to the Chemistry Graduate Program Director. 

Master of Science in Chemistry 

Degree Requirements 

1 . A minimum of 32 credits of course work. A grade of "C" 
or higher must be obtained in all courses, and a 
cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher which 
must be maintained. The course work must include: 

a) At least nine credits of chemistry in at least two of 
the five major areas of chemistry (Analytical, 
Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical) 
from the core listed below: 

Core Courses (three credits each) 

Analytical 

CHM5138 Advanced Mass Spectrometry 

CHM5156 Advanced Chromatography 

CHM 5165 Chemometrics and Sampling 

CHM 6157 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 

Biochemistry 

CHM 5325 Physical Chemistry of Proteins 

CHM 5503 Physical Chemistry of Nucleic Acids 

CHM 5506 Physical Biochemistry 

Inorganic 

CHM 5251 Organometallic Chemistry 

CHM 5440 Kinetics and Catalysis 

CHM 5540 Group Theory in Chemistry 

CHM 5650 Physical Inorganic Chemistry 

Organic 

CHM 5236 Spectroscopic Techniques and 

Structure Elucidation 
CHM 5250 Organic Synthesis 

CHM 5260 Physical Organic Chemistry 

Physical 

CHM 5423 Atmospheric Chemistry 

CHM 5490 Physical Spectroscopy 

CHM 5540 Group Theory in Chemistry 

CHM 5586 Computational Chemistry 

CHM 6430 Advanced Thermodynamics 

CHM 6461 Statistical Thermodynamics 

CHM 6480 Quantum Mechanics 

Courses not listed above may be counted as core courses 
with prior departmental approval. 

b) At least six credits of additional graduate-level 
courses approved by the thesis committee in 
consultation with the Graduate Program Director 
with the following guidelines: 

(1) The courses must be 5000 or 6000 level 
chemistry courses (CHM prefix) or approved 
cognates (up to a maximum of six credits). 

(2) The following do not count toward satisfaction of 
this requirement: proficiency courses and courses 
taken to make up for undergraduate-level 
deficiencies in chemistry (including CHM 5150, 
CHM 5225, CHM 5305, CHM 5425, and CHM 
5426); and courses corresponding to research, 
seminar, colloquium, supervised teaching, and 
thesis completion (CHM 691 0L, CHM 6935, CHM 
6936, CHM 6940, CHM 6970, and CHM 6971). 



c) Full-time graduate students are required to register 
for one credit of CHM 6940 (Supervised Teaching) 
each semester they serve as teaching assistants. 

d) Full-time graduate students are required to register 
for one credit of CHM 6935 (Graduate Seminar) or 
one credit of CHM 6936 (Chemistry Colloquium) 
each fall and spring semester. 

e) At least one credit of CHM 6936 (Chemistry 
Colloquium) is required. Each student must present 
a seminar on their proposed research at the 
colloquium for a letter grade in their second 
semester of graduate study. 

f) At least eight credits of CHM 6970 (Thesis 
Research) involving independent thesis research 
under the direction of a faculty member in the 
Department. 

g) At least two credits of CHM 6971 (Thesis) taken in 
the semester in which the M.S. thesis is to be 
defended. 

2. Satisfactory public presentation and defense of a 
research thesis, evaluated by the student's Thesis 
Committee. The Thesis Committee will consist of the 
research advisor and a randomly-assigned committee 
member appointed by the Graduate Program Director, 
both from the Department's graduate faculty, and one 
additional member with expertise in the student's 
research area. At least one committee member must be 
tenured in the Department. The Committee may include 
more members, but they will be non-voting. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry 

Degree Requirements 

1 . A minimum of 81 credits of course work. A grade of "C" 
or higher must be obtained in all courses, and a 
cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained. 
The course work must include: 

a)At least nine credits of chemistry courses, including 
courses from at least two of the five major areas of 
chemistry (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, 
Organic, and Physical) selected from the core courses 
listed above (see M.S. in Chemistry 1a). 

b)At least nine credits of additional graduate-level 
chemistry courses approved by the dissertation 
committee in consultation with the Graduate Program 
Director. The guidelines listed above in sections 1b(1) 
and 1b(2) for the M.S. degree also apply to these 
courses. 

c) Full-time graduate students are required to register for 
one credit of CHM 6940 (Supervised Teaching) each 
semester they serve as teaching assistants. 

d) Full-time graduate students are required to register for 
one credit of CHM 6935 (Graduate Seminar) or one 
credit of CHM 6936 (Chemistry Colloquium) each fall 
and spring semester. 

e)At least one credit of CHM 6936 (Chemistry 
Colloquium) is required. Each student must present a 
seminar on their proposed research at the colloquium 
for a letter grade by the end of their third semester of 
graduate study. 

f) At least eight credits of CHM 7910 (Dissertation 
Research) involving independent dissertation 
research under the direction of a faculty member in 
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g)At least 20 credits of CHM 7980 (Ph.D. Dissertation) 
are to be taken after the student has advanced to 
candidacy. 

2. Satisfactory completion of cumulative examinations. The 
student will begin taking the cumulative examinations 
after completing the proficiency requirements but no 
later than the beginning of the student's second 
semester. Six examinations, each lasting three hours, 
will be given per year. The student must pass four out of 
ten consecutively-offered exams for admission to 
candidacy. 

3. (a) Satisfactory presentation and defense of an original 
research proposal (on a topic not related to the student's 
specific doctoral research project) and (b) satisfactory 
completion of a Preliminary Oral examination. The 
presentation and examination occur consecutively in a 
single session and must be completed before the end of 
the fifth semester (excluding summers). The 
examination will be conducted by the Dissertation 
Committee, be based on the student's dissertation 
research, and include questions from the student's 
major field and cognate fields. After fulfilling this 
requirement, passing the comprehensive examinations, 
and completing all required course work, the student 
advances to candidacy. 

4. Satisfactory public presentation and defense of a 
research dissertation, evaluated by the Dissertation 
Committee. The student's Dissertation Committee will 
consist of the research advisor (a FIU graduate faculty 
member who holds dissertation advisor status), a 
member from outside the Department, a randomly- 
assigned member appointed by the Graduate Program 
Director from the Department's graduate faculty, and at 
least two additional committee members with expertise 
in the student's research area. At least three members 
of the Dissertation Committee, including the major 
research advisor, must be graduate faculty members 
from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 
and at least two of these three members must be 
tenured. The Committee may include additional 
members, but they will be non-voting. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry with a 
Forensic Science Track 

To be admitted into the Ph.D. program in Chemistry with a 
Forensic track, a candidate must: 

1. Hold a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, forensic science 
or a relevant discipline from an accredited college or 
university approved by the Chemistry graduate 
committee. The minimum requirement is a bachelors 
degree in a natural science with a least 7 semester 
courses (28 hours including labs) of chemistry courses 
including physical chemistry, analytical chemistry and 
biochemistry. Any deficiencies must be completed 
before being fully accepted to the Ph.D. program; 

2. Have a 3.0/4.0 average or higher during the last two 
years of the undergraduate program or a Master's 
degree in a relevant discipline; 

3. Have a combined score (verbal and quantitative) of 
1120 or higher on the Graduate Record Exam; 

4. Arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to 
the Forensic Science Graduate Program Director 
evaluating the applicant's potential for graduate work; 

5. Pass at least two proficiency exams in either analytical 
or biochemistry and either organic or physical chemistry 



— students who have not taken physical chemistry must 
take one semester of physical chemistry to make up the 
deficiency; 

6. Recieve approval from the Forensic Science Graduate 
Committee*; 

7. International graduate student applicants whose native 
language is not English are required to submit a score 
for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL 
or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

All admissions to the Chemistry Ph.D. program must be 
approved by the chemistry graduate committee and signed 
off by the chemistry graduate program director. 

Degree Requirements 

1. A minimum of 81 credits or course work. A grade of "C" 
or higher must be obtained in all courses, and a 
cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained. 
Students must choose either the Analytical or the 
Biochemistry concentration. The course of study must 
include: 
a) Twelve credits of required classes that depend on the 

concentration (each of the following courses is worth 

three credits): 

Analytical Chemistry/Trace Concentration 



BSC 5406 
CHS 5542 
CHS 5539 
CHS 5545 

CHS 5538 



Forensic Biology 

Forensic Chemistry 

Forensic Toxicology 

Chem Anl. Explosives 

or 

Chem Anl of Drugs 



Biochemistry/DNA Analysis Concentration 

BSC 5406 Forensic Biology 3 

CHS 5542 Forensic Chemistry 3 

CHS 5536 Forensic DNA Chemistry 3 

PCB 5685 Population Genetics 3 

b)Two chemistry core courses chosen from the 
following: Advanced Chromatography (CHM 5156); 
Advanced Mass Spectrometry (CHM 5138); 
Spectroscopic Techniques (CHM 5236); Organic 
Chemistry of Nucleic Acids (CHM 5302); Physical 
Biochemistry (CHM 5506); Advanced Analytical 
Chemistry (CHM 6157); Chemometrics & Sampling 
(CHM 5165); Advanced Biological Chemistry (CHM 
6982). 

c) At least one elective. The list of approved electives is 
maintained by the Chemistry and Forensic Graduate 
Committees. 

d) Full-time graduate students are required to register for 
one credit of CHM 6940 (Supervised Teaching) each 
semester they serve as teaching assistants. 

e) Full-time graduate students are required to register for 
one credit of CHM 6935 (Graduate Seminar) or one 
credit of CHM 6936 (Chemistry Colloquium) each fall 
and spring semester. 

f) At least one credit of CHM 6936 (Chemistry 
Colloquium) is required. Each student must present a 
seminar on their proposed research at the colloquium 
for a letter grade by the end of their third semester of 
graduate study. 

g)At least eight credits of CHM 7910 (Dissertation 
Research) involving independent dissertation 
research under the direction of a faculty member in 
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h)At least 20 credits of CHM 7980 (Ph.D. Dissertation) 
is to be taken after the student has advanced to 
candidacy. 

2. Successful completion (grade of "pass") of a 
comprehensive exam composed by the student's 
Dissertation Committee and approved by the 
Dissertation Advisor in consultation with the Forensic 
Graduate Committee. 

3. Presentation and defense of an original research 
proposal on a forensic-related topic that is not related to 
the student's specific doctoral research project. The 
topic must be approved by the Dissertation Advisor in 
consultation with the Forensic Graduate Committee. 
After fulfilling this requirement, passing the 
comprehensive exam, and completing all required 
course work, the student advances to candidacy. 

4. Satisfactory public presentation and defense of a 
research dissertation, evaluated by the Dissertation 
Committee. The composition of the Dissertation 
Committee is as described in section 4 for the Ph.D. in 
Chemistry (no track) above. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

CHM-Chemistry; CHS-Chemistry-Specialized; ISC- 
Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences; OCC-Oceanography- 
Chemical. 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 
Summer semester offering. 

CHM 5138 Advanced Mass Spectrometry (3). Intensive 
examination of the processes and techniques involved in 
creating, controlling and measuring ionic species by mass 
spectrometry. Theory of mass spectrometry, methods of 
ionization, instrumental designs, quantitative mass 
spectrometry, meta-stable ions, and tandem mass 
spectrometry. Prerequisites: CHM 4130, CHM 4130L or 
Permission of Instructor. 

CHM 5139C Mass Spectrometry Workshop (2). Basic 
description of processes and techniques involved in 
creating, controlling and measuring elemental or molecular 
ionic species by mass spectrometry techniques. WS 
designed to provide hands on experience. Prerequisite: 
CHM 4130. 

CHM 5150 Graduate Analytical Methods (3). Analysis of 
analytical data, electrochemistry, spectro-analytical 
techniques, chromatography, survey of new analytical 
methods. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. (F,S) 

CHM 5156 Advanced Chromatography (3). Intensive 
examination of the contemporary practice of chroma- 
tography including available chromatographic techniques, 
their selection and application. Prerequisites: CHM 4130 
or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5165 Chemometrics and Sampling (3). Methods of 
evaluating analytical chemistry data. Planning sampling 
design for water, air and solids. Sample preparation and 
extraction techniques. Prerequisite: CHM 4130. 

CHM 5181 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry 
(VAR). An intensive examination of one or more areas 
selected by instructor and students. Core course 
Prerequisites: CHM 4130 or permission of the instructor. 



CHM 5225 Graduate Organic Chemistry (3). Advanced 
topics in organic chemistry. Structure of organic 
molecules, reaction mechanisms, organic synthesis, and 
natural product chemistry. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. (F,S) 

CHM 5236 Spectroscopic Techniques and Structures 
Elucidation (3). Advanced techniques for the 
spectroscopic identification of organic compounds. 
Interpretation of spectral information for determination of 
structures of various classes of organic compounds. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4220 and CHM 4230L. 

CHM 5250 Organic Synthesis (3). Use of classical and 
modern reactions in the design and construction of 
complex organic molecules including natural products. 
Some topics covered will be construction reactions, 
refunctionalization, stereochemistry and conformational 
analysis. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 5251 Organometallic Chemistry (3). Fundamentals 
and applications of organometallic chemistry. Structures 
and bonding, ligand types, organometallic reactions, 
physical methods of characterization. Prerequisites: CHM 
4610, CHM 3411. 

CHM 5252 Asymmetric Synthesis (3). Recent advances 
in asymmetric synthesis for the selective design and 
construction of tetrahedral stereocenters. Focus on 
principles of configuration in transition state assemblies. 
Prerequisite: CHM 4220. 

CHM 5260 Physical Organic Chemistry (3). A series of 
topics will be discussed including molecular orbital theory 
as it pertains to organic molecules, kinetic and 
thermodynamic approaches to the study of reaction 
mechanisms, quantitative approaches to conformational 
analysis, etc. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 and physical 
chemistry or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5280 Natural Products Chemistry and 
Biosynthesis (3). Studies of the chemical origins 
(biosynthesis), properties, and synthesis of the various 
classes of naturally occurring compounds: terpenes, 
steroids, alkaloids, acetogenins. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 
or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5302 Organic Chemistry of Nucleic Acids (3). 

Organic chemistry of ribose sugars, nucleoside 
heterocyclic bases, mechanism-based inhibitors of 
enzymes involve in nucleic acid metabolism, and chemical 
synthesis of DNA. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 or permission 
of the instructor. 

CHM 5305 Graduate Biological Chemistry (3). 

Structures of biological molecules; Biochemical reaction 
mechanisms; Enzyme kinetics; Biomolecular 

thermodynamics; Biomolecular spectroscopy. Prereq- 
uisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. 

CHM 5306 Special Topics in Biological Chemistry (3). 

Investigation of one or more areas of biologically related 
chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 4305 or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 5325 Physical Chemistry of Proteins (3). Protein 
structures, dynamics and functions. Use of spectroscopic 
methods. Thermodynamics of protein folding and ligand 
binding. Enzyme Kinetics. Prerequisites: Biological 



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Chemistry and Physical Chemistry or permission of 
instructor. 

CHM 5351 Computer Modeling of Biological Molecules 
(3). Introduces use of computers in studying biological 
macromolecules. Simulations, visualization methods, 
software, databases. Prerequisite: CHM 3411, 
Biochemistry recommended. 

CHM 5380 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (VAR). 

An intensive examination of one or more areas selected by 
instructor and students. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 and 
physical chemistry or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5423 Atmospheric Chemistry (3). Chemical 
processes in atmospheres. Photochemistry, chemical 
kinetics, tropospheric and stratospheric chemical 
reactions, anthropogenic effects on the earth's 
atmosphere and chemistry of planetary atmospheres. 
Prerequisites: CHM 341 1 , or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5425 Graduate Physical Chemistry (4). 

Prequantum physics, the Schrodinger equation and its 
solutions, atoms and molecules, rotational, vibrational, and 
electronic spectroscopy. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5426 Graduate Physical Chemistry II (4). Gas 

laws; thermodynamics and equilibrium, electrochemistry, 
and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5440 Kinetics and Catalysis (3). Theory of 
elementary reactions, activated complex theory, 
mechanisms of complex reactions. Prerequisites: CHM 
341 1 , MAP 3302. 

CHM 5490 Physical Spectroscopy (3). Introduction to 
atomic and molecular quantum states, selection rules, and 
fundamental principles of spectroscopy. Introduction to 
group theory and to the theory of UV/visible, infrared, 
Raman, microwave, nmr, photo-electron, and mass 
spectroscopies, and the applications of these methods to 
the determination of fundamental physical properties and 
the structure of organic and inorganic molecules. 
Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry. 

CHM 5490L Physical Spectroscopy Lab (1). The theory 
of spectroscopy and the use of modern instrumentation to 
investigate molecular structure. Prerequisites: CHM 2211, 
221 1 L. Corequisites: PHY 4604 or CHM 5490. 

CHM 5503 Physical Chemistry of Nucleic Acids (3). 

Physical chemistry of nucleic acids including spectroscopic 
determination of structures of DNAs, RNAs, and DNA- 
protein complexes and thermodynamic and kinetic studies 
of nucleic acid-ligand complexes and nucleic acid 
structures. Prerequisites: CHM 4305 or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 5506 Physical Biochemistry (3). Physical 
properties of biomolecules, molecular conformation; 
thermodynamic, kinetic, and spectroscopic properties of 
biomolecules. Prerequisites: CHM 4305 or permission of 
the instructor. 

CHM 5517 Solid State (3). Crystalline form of solids, 
lattice dynamics, metals, insulators, semiconductors, and 
dielectric materials. Prerequisites: CHM 5490 or PHY 
4604. 



CHM 5540 Group Theory In Chemistry (3). The 

fundamental theory is developed with emphasis given to 
Representations. Specific applications covered, with 
emphasis on molecular orbital theory and spectroscopy. 
Prerequisite: CHM 3411. 

CHM 5581 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry 
(VAR). An intensive examination of one or more areas 
selected by instructor and students. Prerequisites: CHM 
341 1 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5586 Computational Chemistry (3). Surveys 
computational methods for studying issues pertinent to 
organic and biological chemistry. Emphasis on developing 
an understanding of principles and putting methods to use. 
Includes methods for studying reaction thermodynamics, 
reaction mechanisms and NMR spectral properties. 
Prerequisites: CHM 3410, CHM 3411. 

CHM 5650 Physical Inorganic Chemistry (3). 

Introduction to use of physical methods to determine the 
structure of inorganic compounds. Prerequisites: CHM 
4610 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5681 Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 
(VAR). An intensive examination of one or more areas 
selected by instructor and students. Prerequisites: CHM 
4610 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5765 Aquatic Chemistry (3). Redox chemistry, 
chemistry of sediments, organic biogeochemistry, 
chemodynamics, and fates or organic pollutants in 
aqueous environments. Prerequisites: CHM 2211, CHM 
4130, or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5931 Special Topics (3). A course covering 
selected special topics in chemistry. 

CHM 5932 Special Topics (3). A course covering 
selected special topics in chemistry. 

CHM 5936 Special Topics in Environmental Chemistry 
(3). An intensive examination of one or more areas 
selected by the instructor and students. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

CHM 6157 Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3). Modern 
analytical methods, applications, and instrumentation. 
Topics include spectroscopy, chromatography, 
electrochemistry, optimization theory, and computerized 
instrumentation. Prerequisites: CHM 4130 or permission of 
the instructor. 

CHM 6166 Hyphenated Analytical Techniques (3). 

Covers hyphenated analytical techniques required for the 
analysis of trace elements and organic compounds in 
environmental and biomedical sciences. Prerequisites: 
CHM 4130 or equivalent. 

CHM 6281 Environmental Organic Chemistry (3). 

Characteristics, origin, fate and transformation of organic 
compounds in air, water, sediments and biota. 
Prerequisites: CHM 2211, CHM 3411, or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 6340 Organic Geochemistry (3). Organic 
geochemistry of recent and ancient environments. 
Characteristics, origin, and transformation of organic 
matter in the geosphere, including formation of crude oil. 
Prerequisites: CHM 2211, CHM 3411, CHM 4130, GLY 
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CHM 6382 Advanced Biological Chemistry (3). In depth 
exploration of one or more biological chemistry areas, for 
example, use of multinuclear NMR in examining nuclear 
acids and proteins; biosynthesis of toxins, roles of 
porphyrins. Topics covered vary with instructor. 
Prerequisites: Biological Chemistry and Physical 
Chemistry or permission of instructor. 

CHM 6430 Advanced Thermodynamics (3). The laws of 
classical thermodynamics and their application. Open and 
closed systems, irreversible processes, high and low 
temperature systems, solids, liquids, and gases. Core 
course. Prerequisites: CHM 3411 or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 6449 Photochemistry (3). Fundamentals of 
photochemistry. Excited states, energy, and electron 
transfer processes, photo-oxidation, reactive species, and 
environmental photochemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 
or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 6461 Statistical Thermodynamics (3). Principles of 
statistical thermodynamics. Ensembles, classical and 
quantum statistics, ideal and nonideal gases, equilibrium, 
crystals, liquids, and polymers. Prerequisites: CHM 3411 
or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 6480 Quantum Mechanics (3). Introduction to 
quantum mechanics. The Schrodinger equation and its 
solutions, approximation methods, spin, symmetry, 
structure of atoms and molecules. Prerequisites: CHM 
341 1 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 6511 Polymer Chemistry (3). A quantitative study 
of polymers. Mechanism of formation, configuration of 
polymer chains, and the relationship between physical 
properties and chemical constitution. Prerequisite: CHM 
341 1 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 6621 Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (3). Review 
of kinetics and determination of mechanism. Study of 
mechanism of reactions of coordination complexes 
including, electron transfer reactions, ligand substitution 
reactions, coordinated ligand reactions of importance in 
homogeneous catalysis. Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry I 
(Kinetics). 

CHM 6624 Coordination Chemistry (3). Electronic 
structure of metals and transition metal complexes; redox 
reactions; introduction to organometallic and Bioinorganic 
Chemistry. Symmetry and group theory applied to 
Transition Metal Complexes. Physical methods in 
Inorganic Chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 3410 Physical 
Chemistry (Kinetics), CHM 3411 Physical Chemistry II 
(Quantum Mechanics). 

CHM 6905 Independent Study in Chemistry (1-6). 

Independent study and problems in an area of chemistry, 
under faculty supervision. May be repeated. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

CHM 6910L Graduate Research in Chemistry (VAR). 

The student works directly with a professor on a research 
project. Credit is assigned on the basis of four hr/wk per 
credit hour. Results to be presented as a seminar. 
Permission of the instructor. 

CHM 6935 Graduate Seminar (1). An examination of 
various current research topics in chemistry. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 



CHM 6936 Chemistry Colloquium (1). Analysis of current 
developments and topics presented by faculty members 
and registered students. Prerequisite: Admission to 
graduate program in chemistry. 

CHM 6940 Supervised Teaching (1-3). Graduate student 
serves as lecturer and demonstrator in undergraduate 
laboratories coordinated and supervised by a faculty 
member. May be repeated. A maximum of three hours 
may apply to the Master's degree. Prerequisite: Good 
graduate standing. 

CHM 6949 Industrial Internship (3). A semester of 
supervised work in an outside laboratory. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

CHM 6970 Thesis Research (1-10). Research toward 
completion of Master's Thesis. Repeatable. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the department. 

CHM 6971 Master's Thesis (1-6). Completion of thesis. 
Prerequisite: Permission of major professor. 

CHM 7910 Dissertation Research (1-10). Research 
towards the completion of a doctoral dissertation. 
Repeatable. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

CHM 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12) Completion of 
doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Permission of Major 
Professor and Doctoral Candidacy. May be repeated. 

CHS 5502 Forensic Chemistry for Teachers (3). 

Incorporates concepts and techniques from the application 
of analytical chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, 
toxicology, and microscopy to forensic casework. 
Exposure to teaching resources in these areas and case 
study format of presentation. Open to education majors 
only. Prerequisites: CHM 3120, CHM 3120L, CHM 2211, 
and CHM 221 1 L or permission of instructor. 

CHS 5531 Forensic Analysis (3). Advanced topics on the 
role that physical evidence plays in their criminal justice 
system. Topics include crime scene methods, laboratory 
management and the legal framework as it relates towards 
physical evidence. Prerequisites: CHM 3120, CHM 3120L, 
CHM 2211, CHM 221 1L, or permission of the instructor. 
(Does not count towards chemistry elective requirement). 

CHS 5531 L Forensic Analysis Lab (1). Laboratory to 
accompany Forensic Analysis CHS 5531. Prerequisites: 
CHM 3120, CHM 3120L, CHM 2211, CHM 2211L or 
permission of the instructor. 

CHS 5536 Forensic DNA Chemistry (3). Chemical basis 
for current methodologies of DNA analysis. DNA 
sequencing, PCR, STR, AFLP, mass spectrometry. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4304 or permission of instructor. 

CHS 5538C Chemistry and Analysis of Drugs (3). 

Introduction to the chemistry of drugs of abuse, including 
reactivity, synthesis and the principles of analysis from 
solid doses and from body fluids. Laboratory analysis 
through the determination of unknown samples. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4130, CHM 4130L, CHM 4304, CHM 
4304L. 

CHS 5539 Forensic Toxicology (3). Provides the basic 
concepts of forensic toxicology as it applies to drug and 
body fluid analysis. Prerequisites: CHM 221 1+L, CHM 
3120+L, CHM 4305+L (BCH 3033+L) or permission of 
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CHS 5542 Forensic Chemistry (3). Advanced Analytical 
methods in Forensic Chemistry for application to the 
analysis of controlled substances, materials (ie., paint, 
glass, and fibers), flammable and explosives residues with 
an emphasis on new methods and method development. 

CHS 5545 Chemistry and Analysis of Explosives (3). 

Chemistry and reactivity, including thermochemistry, of 
modern industrial and military explosives with an emphasis 
on the analysis of explosives residues from post-blast 
debris and from samples of environmental interest. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4130, CHM 4130L. 

CHS 5XXXC Forensic Glass Examination (2). Forensic 
glass examinations and comparison including lectures and 
hands-on laboratory exercises in a workshop format. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4130 and CHM 4130L. 

CHS 5XXXC Forensic Paint Examinations (2). Forensic 
paint examinations and comparison including lectures and 
hands-on laboratory exercises in a workshop format. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4130 and CHM 4130L. 

CHS 5XXXC Forensic Textile Fiber Examinations (2). 

Forensic textile fiber examinations and comparison 
including lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises in a 
workshop format. Prerequisites: CHM 4130 and CHM 
4130L 

CHS 6905 Independent Study in Forensic Science (1- 

6). Independent study and problems in an area of forensic 
science under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: 

Permission of instructor. 

CHS 6946 Graduate Forensic Internship (1-6). 

Internship in an operational forensic laboratory, 
contributing in a specific manner on an assigned research 
project. Six hours a week minimum residence time per 
credit in the lab under the supervision of a host lab 
scientist and a faculty member is required. A final written 
report and presentation required. Prerequisite: Core 
courses in Forensic M.S. Program. 



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Creative Writing 

Carmela Pinto Mclntire, Associate Professor and 

Chairperson 
Les Standiford, Professor and Director, Creative Writing 
Lynne Barrett, Professor 
John Dufresne, Professor 
Denise Duhamel, Associate Professor 
James W. Hall, Professor 
Campbell McGrath, Professor 
Dan Wakefield, Writer in Residence 

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is the terminal 
degree for the practicing writer, designed to qualify the 
recipient to teach creative writing on the collegiate and 
university level. The program is housed at the Biscayne 
Bay Campus. Writers enjoy the opportunity for editorial 
experience with Gulf Stream magazine, the annual FIU 
literary Awards competition, the annual FIU Writers 
Workshop, the Miami Book Fair, and the Writers on the 
Bay Series, which has included residencies by such writers 
as Gay Talese, Robert Pinsky, Carolyn Forche, Louis 
Simpson, John Wideman, Elmore Leonard, James 
Crumley, Luisa Valenzuela, Tony Hillerman, and Henry 
Taylor. Such major writers as Maxine Kumin, James 
Jones, Pete Hamill and George Garrett have served on 
the regular faculty. 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree, a 3.0 GPA 
and a 1000 combined score on the GRE, and a minimum 
of nine semester hours of undergraduate work in creative 
writing. However, admission is based primarily on the 
strength of the applicant's submitted writing sample. 
Deadline is January 15. 

Degree Requirements 

Forty eight semester hours are required in 
studio/academic curriculum, with a minimum in each area 
as follows: 

Literature 15 

Writing Workshop (both poetry and fiction required) 18 

Form and Theory 3 

Thesis 6 

There is no foreign language requirement. Graduate 
workshops include short fiction, the novel, memior, 
screenwriting, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The 
program places emphasis on the preparation and 
completion of a book-length creative thesis. Candidates 
must pass a final defense/examination. 

Fellowships, teaching assistantships, and tuition 
remission scholarships are available on a competitive 
basis. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

CRW-Creative Writing; ENG-English. 
CRW 5130 Advanced Fiction Workshop (5). Practice in 
the techniques and analysis of fiction through the reading, 
discussion, and revision of student manuscripts in a 
workshop setting. May be repeated. Prerequisite: 9 hours 
undergraduate CRW course work. 

CRW 5331 Advanced Poetry Workshop (5). Practice in 
the techniques and analysis of poetry through the reading, 



discussion, and revision of student manuscripts in a 
workshop setting. May be repeated. Prerequisite: 9 hours 
undergraduate CRW course work. 

CRW 5620 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop (5). 

Practice in the techniques and analysis of screen-writing 
through the reading, discussion, and revision of student 
manuscripts in a workshop setting. May be repeated. 
Prerequisite: 9 hours undergraduate CRW course work. 

CRW 5934 Special Topics in Creative Writing (1-5). A 

course designed to give students an opportunity to pursue 
special studies in aspects of creative writing not otherwise 
offered. May be repeated. Prerequisites: CRW 2001 and 
three hours of CRW on the 3000/4000 level. 

CRW 5935 Special Topics in Creative Writing (1-5). 

Gives students an opportunity to pursue special studies in 
aspects of creative writing not otherwise offered. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: CRW 2001 and three hours of 
CRW on the 3000/4000 level. 

CRW 5940 Advanced Independent Study in Creative 
Writing (1-5). Development and completion of a graduate 
level independent project in creative writing undertaken 
with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing and permission of the instructor. 

CRW 6806 Teaching Creative Writing (3). The course 
will prepare graduate students (and teachers from 
secondary schools and community colleges) to teach 
introductory classes and workshops in Creative Writing. 
Students will observe and participate in the department's 
CRW 2001 courses. Prerequisites: CRW 3111, 3311, or 
graduate standing, or permission of the instructor. 

CRW 6971 Creative Writing Thesis (3) Research and 
writing for the creative writing thesis. May be repeated. 
Prerequisite: 12 hours graduate CRW course work. 

CRW 6972 Creative Thesis Continuance (1). Further 
guidance and direction for creative writing MFA candidates 
who have completed the two semester intensive sequence 
in CRW 6971. May be repeated. 

ENG 5058 Form and Theory of Contemporary 
Literature (3). Various approaches and theories of 
practice in the major genres of imaginative writing, 
including development and articulation of the creative 
aesthetic. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. 



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Earth Sciences 

Bradford Clement, Professor and Chairperson 
William Anderson, Assistant Professor 
Laurel Collins, Associate Professor 
Grenville Draper, Professor 
Michael Gross, Associate Professor 
Stephen Haggerty, Distinguished Research Professor 
Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Professor 
Jose Longoria, Professor 
Andrew Macfarlane, Associate Professor 
Florentin Maurrasse, Professor 
Rene Price, Assistant Professor 
Edward Robinson, Research Associate 
Gautam Sen, Professor 
Neptune Srimal, Lecturer 
Michael Sukop, Assistant Professor 
Dean Whitman, Associate Professor 
Hugh Willoughby, Distinguished Research Professor 
Ping Zhu, Assistant Professor 

The department offers the Master of Science Degree and 
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Geosciences with 
opportunities for concentrated studies in structural 
geology/tectonics, igneous petrology/geochemistry/ 
economic geology, hydrogeology and environmental 
geology, stratigraphy/sedimentology, paleobiology, 
paleoecology and geophysics/paleomagnetics. In addition, 
students may select a concentration in the regional 
geology of Southern Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin 
America, including problems related to the above- 
mentioned fields. Overall, the graduate program 
emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to solving 
geologic and environmental problems, and stresses the 
importance of field observation complemented by 
laboratory analysis. 

The department is well-equipped with advanced and 
basic geological instrumentation. Major on-site analytical 
facilities are an electron microprobe and scanning electron 
microscope housed in the Florida Center for Analytical 
Electron Microscopy (FCAEM), two thermal ionization 
mass spectrometers (VG-354), inductively coupled plasma 
emission spectro-analyzer, and a paleomagnetism 
laboratory with cryogenic magnetometer. In addition the 
department owns a complete array of instruments for field 
geophysics and for field hydrologic studies, and two 
vehicles for transportation to local field sites. The 
department has facilities for micropaleontological studies, 
research in high pressure experimental petrology and 
experimental structural geology, a class 100 clean 
laboratory for processing isotopic samples, and a 
microscopy lab with heating/freezing stage for fluid 
inclusion studies. Excellent facilities for chemical analysis 
such as the stable isotope mass spectrometry lab, are 
available through formal connections with the Southeast 
Environmental Research Center. 

Application Procedures 

Admission decisions to the Program will be made by the 
Department's Graduate Admission Committee. 
To be considered for admission, applicants must submit 
the following documents prior to the admission deadlines. 

1. FIU On-line Graduate Application Form (available at 
http://qradschool.fiu.edu . 



2. Official transcripts of all college level work. When 
applicable, a certified English translation must accompany 
the original. 

3. Graduate Record Examination and English 
proficiency (TOEFL and TSE) exam scores taken within 
the previous three years, sent from the Education Testing 
Service. 

4. A resume with pertinent information regarding 
applicant's previous experience and achievements. 

5. A statement of intent, including a brief discussion (not 
to exceed 2000 words) of educational goals and career 
projections. The applicant may also include a copy of 
previous written scientific work. 

6. Three letters of recommendation from former 
professors or academic advisors. 

Official transcripts and test scores should be sent 
directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Florida 
International University, P.O. Box 659004, Miami, FL 
33265, with the application fee. A cover letter, photocopies 
of transcripts and test score reports, resume, statement of 
intent and letters of recommendation should be sent to the 
Graduate Coordinator, Department of Earth Sciences, 
Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. 

Admission 

To be admitted to the Graduate Programs in Geosciences, 
a student must meet the following minimum requirements: 

1. Hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an 
accredited college or university in a relevant discipline of 
science, engineering or mathematics. 

2. Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher 
(or equivalent) during the last two years of undergraduate 
program, and 3.0 or higher during the Master's degree 
program. 

3. Have a minimum combined score on the verbal and 
quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE) of 1000 for the M.S. program or 1120 for the PhD 
program. 

4. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. A score of at least 50 
on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) is required in order to 
be eligible for a teaching assistantship. 

5. Meet the University's general requirements for 
admission to graduate programs. 

All application materials should be submitted by February 
15 in order to be considered for Fall term admission and 
by September 1 for Spring term admission. 

Financial Aid 

The Earth Sciences Department offers a number of 
graduate teaching and research assistantships which are 
awarded each semester on a competitive basis. The 
assistantships provide a stipend and waiver of tuition, and 
are usually not awarded to students pursuing the Non- 
Thesis Track M.S. degree. Applicants interested in an 
assistantship should indicate this in the FIU Graduate 
Application form and their cover letter. Applicants seeking 
assistantships should contact individual faculty members 
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Master of Science in Geosciences 

The Master of Science degree is conferred upon 
successful completion of the requirements (listed below) of 
either the Thesis Track or Non-Thesis Track option of the 
degree program. 

Thesis Track: Course Requirements: 30 credits, 
including: 

GLY 5931/GLY 6931 , Graduate Seminars 2 

Courses in field of specialization 18 

Electives 4 

GLY 6971 , Thesis 6 

Courses in the field of specialization and electives are 
chosen by the student in close consultation with a faculty 
advisor. These courses are selected to fit the student's 
particular professional goals and to ensure sufficient depth 
and breadth of geological knowledge. 

Thesis Track: Graduation Requirements 

1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all coursework counted 
toward the 30 credits required for the Master's degree. 

2. Satisfactory completion and defense of a thesis 
proposal and an original research thesis. 

Non-Thesis Track: Course Requirements: 

30 credits, including: 

Courses in field of specialization 18 

Electives 12 

Electives may include at most 3 credits of Supervised 

Research (GLY 6910) leading to a research paper. 

Non-Thesis Track: Graduation 
Requirements: 

A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all course work counted toward 
the 30 credits required for the Master's degree. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences is conferred 
based on satisfactory completion of required course work, 
a demonstrated mastery of a broad field of knowledge, and 
the ability to conduct original and independent research. A 
minimum of 75 credit hours beyond the Bachelor's degree 
is required for the Ph.D. A minimum of 24 credit hours are 
devoted to research toward the Ph.D. Dissertation. A 
maximum of 36 graduate credit hours of formal lecture 
courses earned as part of a graduate degree from another 
accredited program may be transferred with the approval 
of the major advisor and Graduate Program Director. 

Course Requirements 

GLY 5931/GLY 6931 , Graduate Seminars 2 

Formal graduate level courses (non-research courses 
chosen in consultation with the major advisor) 30 

GLY 7980, Ph.D. Dissertation 24 

The remaining credits may be either formal graduate level 
courses or independent study and special projects, 
selected in consultation with the major advisor. 

Graduation Requirements 

1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all course work required for 
the Ph.D. degree. 

2. Satisfactory performance on qualifying examinations 
on general geologic knowledge and the field of 
subspecialization. 

3. Successful presentation of a research proposal and 
oral examination before the dissertation committee in the 
candidacy examination. 



4. Completion and successful defense of a dissertation. 

Fields of Concentration 

Geophysics/Paleomagnetism/Remote Sensing 

Geophysical investigative techniques using remote 
sensing, gravity, magnetism, seismic reflection and 
refraction, earthquake seismology, and thermal properties. 
Land-based geophysical studies of the Caribbean and 
South American seismicity and crustal structure. 

Hydrogeology/Environmental Geology 

Field and modeling approaches to groundwater flow and 
solute fluxes in subsurface and near subsurface 
environments. Interaction of surface water and 
groundwater, solute transport, chemical and isotopic 
tracing techniques, watershed hydrology in south Florida, 
other U.S. locations, and Central America. 

Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry/Economic 
Geology 

Research problems in petrology/geochemistry of igneous 
and metamorphic rocks with reference to their origin, and 
relationships in time and space. Origin of hydrothermal 
and other economic deposits. Field occurrence, 
geochemistry and petrogenesis of crystalline rocks, 
especially those of the Caribbean region and South 
America. Generation of associated (often, economically 
significant) hydrothermal deposits. Application of trace 
element and isotope geochemistry to the study of these 
petrogenetic associations. 

Paleobiology/Paleoecology 

Research applied to taxonomy, phylogeny, evolutionary 
processes, paleoecology, taphonomy, and biostratigraphy 
as applied to select fossil groups. Zonal distribution, facies 
analysis, and paleoecology of different groups of fossils. 
Specialization may be in macrofossils or microfossils, 
applied to several aspects of the paleobiology of particular 
fossil groups, including biodiversity, paleocology, response 
to global climatic changes, oceanographic or 
environmental and time relationships of selected 
organisms. 

Regional Geology 

Multidisciplinary geologic research applied to a specific 
geographic area. 

Stratigraphy/Sedimentology 

Sedimentary petrology, sedimentary environments, paleo- 
oceanography, sequence stratigraphy, cyclic stratigraphy, 
microfacies analysis, and basin analysis. Field and 
laboratory techniques applied to solution of problems in 
these topics, especially as applied to sedimentary rock 
sequences of south Florida, the Caribbean, and Meso- 
America. Evolution of the sedimentary basins of these 
regions and their relationships to global and regional 
tectonics. 

Structural Geology - Tectonics 
Field oriented research on methods of structural analysis. 
Analysis of geologic deformations based upon the 
principles of mechanics and utilizing research data from 
laboratory and field investigations of folding, fabrics, 
fracture, and faulting. Structural geology of the Caribbean 
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Course Descriptions 

Note: Laboratories may not be taken prior to the 
corresponding lecture course. Laboratories must be taken 
concurrently where noted, but students must register for 
the laboratory separately. 

Definition of Prefixes 

EVS-Environmental Science; GEO- 

Geography/Systematic; GLY-Geology; MET-Meteorology; 

OCE- Oceanography; OCG-Oceanography-Geological; 

OCP-Oceanography/Physical. 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 

Summer semester offering. 

ESC 5005 Earth Science Enrichment Activities for 

Teachers (1-2). Workshop presenting Earth Science 

enrichment activities to high school and middle school 

science teachers. 

ESC 5162 Workshop: Microfossil Paleoenvironments 
(2). Recent foraminifera and diatons are sampled, 
prepared and identified from marine to freshwater facies. 
Taxon distributions are used to interpret 
paleoenvironments. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

GLY 5021 Earth Sciences for Teachers (3). Study of 
geological materials and processes, as covered in 
Physical Geology, but at a higher level and with additional 
assignments. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: GLY 5021 L. (F.S.SS) 

GLY 5021 L Earth Sciences for Teachers Laboratory 
(1). Study of the properties of minerals and rocks; 
interpretation of topographic and geologic maps; study of 
the geology of Florida, including field trips. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 5021. 
(F,S,SS) 

GLY 5106 Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments (3). 

Paleoecology of fossils, paleobiodiversity, sedimentary 
facies, and environments, skeletal mineralogy, 
paleoecological gradients, chronologic scales and 
paleobiogeography and global patterns. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5158 Florida Geology (3). Detailed lithostratigraphic 
and biostratigraphic analyses of Southeast Florida and 
their relationship to tectonics, paleoclimates. Prerequisites: 
GLY 451 1 and GLY 451 1 L. (S in alternate years) 

GLY 5195 Topics in Paleoclimatology (3). Broad 
concepts in paleoclimatology are reviewed and discussed. 
Topics include climate models, Quaternary climates, 
dating and pre-Quaternary climates. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5245 Water-Rock Interaction (3). Survey of 
geochemical processes at the water-rock interface. Topics 
include absorption of inorganic and organic ions, colloid 
stability in groundwater, mineral dissolution and 
precipitation. Prerequisites: CHM 1046, MAC 3312, GLY 
4822 or permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5246 Geochemistry (3). GLY 5246L Geochemistry 
Lab (1). Origin of chemical elements and principles 
affecting their distribution in the solar system, solid earth 
and hydrosphere. Use of chemical data to solve geologic 
problems. Prerequisites: Physical Geology and General 
Chemistry. (S in alternate years) 



GLY 5266 Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (3). 
Application and theory of stable isotope approaches to 
biogeochemistry. Topics: Introduction to IRMS machines, 
C/N/O/H/S (biogeochem. processes), sampling/lab. prep., 
and recent advances. Prerequisites: One year of 
chemistry or permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5283C Application of ICPES in Geochemistry (3). 

Determination of elemental abundances in rocks, soils, 
natural water using inductively coupled plasma emission 
spectroscopy (ICPES). Instrumental principles, sample 
selection and preparation methods and application of 
results to research. Prerequisites: CHM 1045, CHM 1046 
or permission of the instructor. (S or SS) 

GLY 5286 Research Instrumentation and Techniques 
in Geology (3). Survey of techniques and instrumentation 
used in geological research, including computing and data 
handling. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 5286L. (F) 

GLY 5286L Research Instrumentation and Techniques 
in Geology Lab (1). Introduction to advanced 
instrumentation and analytical techniques in Geology, 
including computing and data processing. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: GLY 5286. (F) 

GLY 5287C Scanning Electron Microscopy with EDS 
Analysis (3). Imaging and microanalysis of materials 
using SEM including EDS. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instrcutor. 

GLY 5288C Electron Microprobe Microanalysis with 
EDS Analysis (3). Imaging and analysiss or geological 
and other materials using electron microprobe with EDS 
analysis. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5298 Topics in Geochemistry (3). Seminar covering 
current research in selected areas of low-temperature 
geochemistry: oceans and oceanic sediments; continental 
waters and sediments; hydrothermal systems. 
Prerequisites: GLY 5246 or permission of the instructor. 
(F) 

GLY 5322 Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry (3). 
Presentation and discussion of current topics in igneous 
petrology and geochemistry in a seminar format. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (S) 

GLY 5335 Metamorphic Geology (3). Metamorphic 
mineralogy; characteristics of low, medium and high 
pressure metamorphic rocks; pressure-temperature 
determinations; metamorphic textures; modeling and 
determination of P-T-t paths. (F) 

GLY 5335L Metamorphic Geology Lab (1). Petrographic 
examination of metamorphic rocks. (F) 

GLY 5346 Sedimentary Petrology (3). Systematic study 
of sedimentary rocks. Special emphasis on genetical 
aspects, geochemistry, paleontology, mineralogy, and 
microfacies. Emphasizes microscopic study. Prerequisite: 
GLY 4551 . Corequisite: GLY 5346L. (F in alternate years) 

GLY 5346L Sedimentary Petrology Lab (1). Laboratory 
studies of sediments and sedimentary rocks with emphasis 
on microscopic analyses and geochemical techniques. 
Prerequisites: GLY 4551 and GLY 4551 L. Corequisite: 
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GLY 5408 Advanced Structural Geology (3). Advanced 
treatment of the theory of rock mechanics to solve 
problems of natural rock deformation. Prerequisites: GLY 
4400, MAC 3413, or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: GLY 5408L. (S) 

GLY 5408L Advanced Structural Geology Lab (1). 

Problem solving in theory of rock deformation. 
Experimental procedures in rock mechanics. Corequisite: 
GLY 5408. (S) 

GLY 5415 Caribbean Geology and Tectonics (3). 

Integration of geologic and geophysical data to understand 
the evolution and present tectonic configuration of the 
Caribbean area. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5425 Tectonics (3). Properties of the lithosphere; 
plate kinematics and continental drift; characteristics of 
plate boundaries; mountain belts; formation of sedimentary 
basins. Prerequisites: GLY 1010, 1100, 4400, 4300, 3202 
or permission of the instructor. (S) 

GLY 5455 Physical Volcanology (3). Description of 
volcanoes and their products, geophysical and tectonic 
constraints on volcanic processes, and modeling and 
forecasting of volcanic eruptions. Prerequisites: GLY 4450, 
GLY 4300 or permission of the instructor. (F in alternate 
years) 

GLY 5457 Geophysical Data Analysis (3). Computer 
analysis and modeling of geophysical data and digital 
images. Statistical description of data, linear inverse 
theory, digital signal and image processing. Computer 
exercises with MATLAB. Prerequisites: GLY 4450, MAP 
2302, MAS 3105, PHY 2048, PHY 2049 or permission of 
the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 5457L. (F) 

GLY 5457L Analysis of Geophysical Data Lab (1). Field 
and laboratory applications of geophysical techniques. 
Computer aided analysis and three-dimensional modeling 
of gravity and magnetic data. Prerequisites: GLY 4450, 
PHY 2048, PHY 2049, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAP 2302. 
Corequisite: GLY 5457. (F) 

GLY 5495 Seminar in Geophysics (3). Detailed 
investigation of current geophysical techniques, including 
topics on instrument design. Prerequisites: GLY 5457 or 
permission of the instructor. (S) 

GLY 5497 Topics in Structural Geology and Tectonics 
(3). Selected advanced topics in structural geology and 
rock deformation. Latest advances in crustal tectonics. 
Prerequisite: GLY 5408. (S) 

GLY 5599 Seminar in Stratigraphy (3). Discussion of 
research projects and/or current literature in stratigraphic 
correlation as derived from sedimentologic principles and 
biozonation. Prerequisite: GLY 5346. (F,S) 

GLY 5608 Advanced Paleontology I (3). Discussion of 
current literature and research projects on evolution, 
systematics functional morphology, with reports by 
members of the seminar. Prerequisites: GLY 4650 or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

GLY 5621 Caribbean Stratigraphic Micropaleontology 
(3). Microscopic study of biostratigraphic type sections 
from the Caribbean area. Emphasis on planktonic 
foraminifera and radiolaria, paleoecologic and 



paleoclimatic interpretations. Prerequisites: GLY 4650 or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

GLY 5628 Radiogenic Isotope Methods (3). Theory and 
practice of radiogenic isotope ration measuring 
techniques. Use of class-100 clean room facilities, and 
introduction to thermal ionization mass spectrometry. 
Prerequisite: General Chemistry. 

GLY 5655 Topics in Paleobiology (1-3). Various 
concepts in paleobiology are reviewed and discussed, 
based on readings of the literature, including journal 
articles and books. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

GLY 5710 Watershed Hydrology (3). Hydrologic 
processes on watershed, water budgets, effects on water 
quality, field investigative methods using tracers and 
hydrometric measurements, hydrologic and hydro- 
chemical models. 

GLY 5754 Applied Remote Sensing in the Earth 
Sciences (3). Application of remote sensing and image 
analysis in the earth sciences; qualitative and quantitative 
satellite image and air photo interpretation. Emphasis is on 
use of computer processing packages. Prerequisites: GLY 
1010 or permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5758 GIS and Spatial Analysis for Earth Scientists 
(3). Application of GIS technology to spatial problems in 
the Earth Sciences. Topics include: spatial statistics, 
sampling theory, surface estimation, map algebra, and 
suitability modeling. 

GLY 5785 Caribbean Shallow-Marine Environments 
(3). Field study of multiple tropical environments in the 
Caribbean area. Dynamic processes and coastal evolution 
in response to natural and human-induced changes. 

GLY 5786 Advanced Field Excursion (3). A study of the 
geology of a selected region of the world followed by 10-12 
day field trip in order to study the field relationships of the 
geologic features. Special emphasis is given to 
stratigraphic, structural and tectonic relationships of lithic 
package. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (SS) 

GLY 5808 Mining Geology (3). Application of theoretical 
models of ore formation to exploration and the use of 
geochemical and geophysical techniques in the search for 
ore deposits. Prerequisites: GLY 4300 and CHM 1046. (F) 

GLY 5816 Economic Geology (3). Economically 
important metal deposits of sedimentary, igneous and 
hydrothermal origins and their geologic settings and 
characteristics. Prerequisites: GLY 1010, GLY 4300, CHM 
1045, CHM 1046. (S) 

GLY 5826 Hydrogeologic Modeling (3). Techniques 
used in modeling groundwater flow and solute transport in 
geologic systems. Case studies of significant aquifers. 
Prerequisites: GLY 5827, MAP 2302, or permission of the 
instructor. (S,SS) 

GLY 5827 Hydrogeology (3). Physics of flow in geological 
media. Saturated and unsaturated flow, groundwater and 
the hydrologic cycle, estimating hydraulic parameters of 
aquifers, introduction to chemical transport. Prerequisites: 
GLY 1010, MAC 2312, and PHY 2053, or permission of 
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GLY 5827L Hydrogeology Lab (1). Laboratory, field, and 
computer exercises to complement GLY 5827. (F) 

GLY 5828 Chemical Hydrogeology and Solute 
Transport (3). Quantitative analysis of hydrologic, 
geologic, and chemical factors controlling water quality 
and the transport and fate of organic and inorganic solutes 
in the subsurface. Prerequisite: GLY 5827. (S) 

GLY 5834 Field Hydrogeology (3). Field methods in 
hydrogeology. Drilling, logging, wells, data loggers, 
hydraulic conductivity/transmissivity measurements, 
purging, field chemistry parameter measurements, 
sampling methods. Prerequisites: GLY 4822 or 
permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5835 Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann Methods 
(3). The course will provide an introduction to Lattice 
Boltzmann methods for fluid dynamics simulation. 
Emphasis on multiphase fluids. Prerequisites: 

Programming Skills, graduate standing, permission of the 
instructor. 

GLY 5889 Geology for Environmental Scientists and 
Engineers (3). Characterization of rocks and rock 
masses; geological maps; seismic hazards; weathering of 
rocks; hydrologic cycle; slope stability; coastal processes; 
geophysical techniques. Course includes field trips in the 
South Florida region. Prerequisites: CHM 1045, GLY 1010 
or permission of the instructor.(S) 

GLY 5931 Graduate Seminar (1). Presentation or critical 
examination of current research problems in geology. A 
selection of topics is considered each term. Topics may 
also include individual research in the student's field of 
investigation. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (F,S,SS) 

GLY 5XXX Plant Earth: Dynamic Earth (1). Essentials of 
metamorphism, rock rheology, seismology, plate tectonics, 
plate boundaries, plate movement, continential rifting and 
evolution of mountain belts. 

GLY 5XXX Planet Earth: Evolving Earth (1). Essentials 
of lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, geologic time scale, 
modern sedimentological processes, sedimentary rocks, 
evolution and extinction events, paleoenvironments and 
paleoclimates. 

GLY 5XXX Planet Earth: Solid Earth (1). Essentials of 
the formation and evolutiion of the crust mantle and core 
of the earth. Composition and physical properties. 
Generation of magmas, their geochemistry. 

GLY 5XXX Planet Earth: South Florida (1). Geology, 
water resources and geologic environments of South 
Florida. 

GLY 6159 Stratigraphy of the Circum Caribbean 
Region (4). Detailed lithostratigraphic and biostratigraphic 
analyses of Caribbean islands, Central America, northern 
South America and Caribbean basin. Prerequisites: GLY 
5621 or permission of the instructor. (SS) 

GLY 6247 Trace Element and Isotope Geochemistry 
(3). Principles of trace element and isotope fractionation 
and radioactive decay, and their application to the 
interpretation of igneous rocks and the chemical evolution 
of the earth. Prerequisites: GLY 5246 or permission of the 
instructor. Corequisite: GLY 6247L. (S) 



GLY 6328 Advanced Igneous Petrology (3). 

Interpretation of igneous rocks; chemistry and physics of 
magma generation and crystallization; origin of major 
igneous rock series with emphasis on tectonic controls. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Corequisite: 
GLY 6328L. (S) 

GLY 6328L Advanced Igneous Petrology Lab (1). 

Identification of rocks using microscopic and microprobe 
techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: GLY 6328. (S) 

GLY 6337 Metamorphic Phase Equilibria (3). Theory 
and methods of calculation of metamorphic phase 
equilibria and P-T paths using appropriate analysis of 
composition space, activity models, geothermometry, 
geobarometry. Origin and interpretation of zoning in 
metamorphic minerals. Prerequisites: GLY 5335 or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

GLY 6345 Sedimentary Petrography (3). Comparative 
study and fundamental observations of sedimentary rocks 
in hand specimens and under the petrographic 
microscope; their classification, theoretical and practical 
implications. Prerequisites: GLY 4551 or permission of the 
instructor. (F) 

GLY 6345L Sedimentary Petrography Laboratory (1). 

Laboratory studies of sedimentary rocks in thin section. 
Prerequisites: GLY 4551 or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: GLY 6345. (F) 

GLY 6353 Microfacies Analysis (3) GLY 6353L 
Microfacies Analysis Laboratory (1). Identification and 
interpretation of the fossil and mineralogical constituents of 
sedimentary rocks in thin section. Emphasis is placed on 
the paleoecological significance of fossil remains in 
carbonates. Prerequisites: GLY 4551 or permission of the 
instructor. (S) 

GLY 6392 Topics in Igneous Petrology and 
Geochemistry (3). Research seminar in contemporary 
petrology and geochemistry. Student presentation on 
thesis research. Prerequisites: GLY 5322 or permission of 
the instructor. (F,S) 

GLY 6427 Quantitative Geotectonics (3). Application of 
continuum mechanics and heat transfer to problems in 
geology. Observational constraints on earth properties. 
Emphasis is on problems relating to the earth's 
lithosphere. Prerequisites: GLY 4450, GLY 4400, GLY 
5425 and MAP 2302 or permission of the instructor. (F in 
alternate years) 

GLY 6444 Quantitative Analysis of Joints and Faults 
(3). Application of fracture mechanics to geologic 
problems, including the analysis of local and regional 
stress fields, bedrock fracture systems, estimation of 
fracture related strain, and the influence of mechanical 
properties on rock failure. Prerequisites: GLY 4400, GLY 
4450, GLY 5425 or permission of the instructor. (F in 
alternate years) 

GLY 6447 Advanced Topics in Structural Geology and 
Tectonics (3). Detailed exploration of selected research 
topics in structural geology and tectonics. Prerequisites: 
GLY 5408 or permission of the instructor. (F,S) 

GLY 6448 Stress in the Earth's Crust (3). The 

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laboratory derived values for earth stress, in situ stress 
measurements, regional stress patterns and sources of 
stress in the lithosphere. Prerequisites: GLY 4400, GLY 
4450, GLY 5425 or permission of the instructor. (S) 

GLY 6468 Paleomagnetism (3). Physics of rock and 
mineral magnetism, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism; 
field and laboratory methods, geomagnetic field behavior, 
magnetostratigraphy, apparent polar wander. 
Prerequisites: GLY 4400, GLY 3202 or permission of the 
instructor. Corequisite: GLY 6468L. (F) 

GLY 6468L Paleomagnetism Laboratory (1). Physics of 
rock and minerals magnetism, geomagnetism and 
paleomagnatism; field and laboratory methods, 
geomagnetic field behavior, magneostratigraphy, apparent 
polar wander. Prerequisites: GLY 4400, GLY 3202 or 
permission of the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 6468. (F) 

GLY 6485 Physics of the Earth (3). Properties and 
dynamics of the Earth's interior studied from a physical 
perspective. Topics include heat flow, fluid flow, 
earthquake seismology. Prerequisites: GLY 4450 and 
MAC 2313. (F) 

GLY 6496 Advanced Topics in Geophysics (3). 

Discussion of research projects and current literature in 
geophysics. Prerequisite: GLY 5495. (S) 

GLY 6517 Basin Analysis (3). Analysis of sedimentary 
basins based on their origin, paleogeographic evolution 
and tectonic setting. Emphasis is placed on the tectonic 
evolution and economic potential of sedimentary basins. 
(S in alternate years) 

GLY 651 7L Basin Analysis Lab (1). Analysis of different 
types of sedimentary basins using a case history 
approach. Corequisite: GLY 6517. (S in alternate years) 

GLY 6595 Topics in Sedimentology (3). Oral 
presentation by students of research projects and survey 
of relevant literature with reports by members of the 
seminar. Prerequisite: GLY 5346. (S in alternate years) 

GLY 6626 Stratigraphic Micropaleontology: 
Foraminifera (3). Nomenclature, taxonomy, and 
biostratigraphy of Cretaceous and Cenozoic planktonic 
foraminifera. Studies of stratigraphically important taxa 
from Caribbean land sections, piston cores, and 
DSDP/ODP sites. Prerequisites: GLY 5621 or permission 
of the instructor. (F in alternate years) 

GLY 6627 Stratigraphic Micropaleontology: Radiolaria 
(3). Nomenclature, taxonomy and biostratigraphy of 
Cretaceous and Cenozoic radiolaria. Studies of 
stratigraphically important taxa using Caribbean land 
sections, piston cores, and DSDP/ODP sites. 
Prerequisites: GLY 5621 or permission of the instructor. (S 
in alternate years) 

GLY 6628 Stratigraphic Micropaleontology: 
Calcareous Nannofossils (3). Nomenclature, taxonomy, 
and biostratigraphy of Triassic to Recent nannofossils. 
Intensive training of identification of marker taxa using land 
and DSDP/ODP sites. Prerequisites: GLY 5621 or 
permission of the instructor. (S in alternate years) 

GLY 6690 Topics in Paleontology (3). Oral presentation 
and discussion of current research projects and relevant 
literature, with reports by members of the seminar. 



Prerequisites: GLY 5608 or permission of the instructor. 
(F) 

GLY 6809 Hydrothermal Geochemistry (3). The 

mineralogy, thermodynamics, chemistry and isotope 
chemistry of hydrothermal and geothermal systems, with 
an emphasis on the transport of solutes in hydrothermal 
solutions and ore-forming processes. Prerequisites: GLY 
5246, CHM 3400 or permission of the instructor. (S in 
alternate years) 

GLY 6817 Topics in Economic Geology (3). Current 
research directions in Economic Geology and 
Geochemistry, including ore formation processes, 
exploration and remediation. 

GLY 6862 Numerical Methods in the Earth Sciences 
(3). Numerical techniques used by geoscientists, with 
emphasis on finite-difference and finite-element 
techniques to solve equations governing fluid flow and 
mass transport in geological systems. Prerequisites: MAP 
2302, GLY 5827 and knowledge of one programming 
language or permission of the instructor. 

GLY 6896 Advanced Topics in Hydrology (1-3). 

Research-oriented seminar course involving analysis of 
several contemporary topics chosen from the current 
literature in hydrology. Specific topics vary. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: GLY 5827 and one other 
graduate level hydrology/hydrogeology course, or 
permission of the instructor. (S in alternate years) 

GLY 6910 Supervised Research (1-12). Research 
apprenticeship under the direction of a professor or a 
thesis advisor. Prerequisites: Full graduate admission and 
permission of the instructor. 

GLY 6931 Advanced Graduate Seminar (1). Oral 
presentation and discussion by students of an assigned 
literature survey, with reports by members of the seminar. 
Prerequisites: GLY 5931 or permission of the instructor. 
(F,S) 

GLY 6941 Supervised Teaching in the Geosciences 
(1). Teaching a geological discipline under the supervision 
of departmental faculty. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

GLY 6945 Proposal Writing (1). A graduate course 
aimed at introducing students to grant proposal writing. 

GLY 6949 Professional Internship in Earth Science (1- 

3). Semester or summer term of supervised work at an 
approved government or industry laboratory or field 
station. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

GLY 6966 Master's Comprehensive Examination (0). 

Oral and written examinations on knowledge in general 
geology and the student's field of concentration. Schedule 
to be selected in consultation with the Graduate 
Committee. Prerequisite: Advanced graduate standing. 
(F,S,SS) 

GLY 6971 Master's Thesis (1-12). Field and/or laboratory 
research project toward thesis. Selected in consultation 
with major professor. Prerequisite: Permission of the major 
professor. (F,S,SS) 

GLY 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Field and/or 
laboratory research directed towards completion of the 
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professor. Prerequisite: Permission of the Major Professor 
and Doctoral Candidacy. (F,S,SS) 

OCG 6105 Advanced Marine Geology (3). OCG 6105L 
Advanced Marine Geology Lab (1). Application of 
geophysical and geological data to the interpretation of the 
earth's crust under the oceans, including the data provided 
by the Deep-Sea Driliing Project, dredging, piston-coring, 
gravity magnetism, and seismicity. Special emphasis will 
be given to the genesis and evolution of the Atlantic and 
Caribbean margins, and their potential for oil resources. 
Prerequisites: GLY 4730 or permission of the instructor. (F 
in alternate years) 

OCG 6664 Paleoceanography (3). Mesozoic/Cenozoic 
development of the major ocean basins, their circulation 
and sedimentation history. Use of micropaleontologic and 
stable isotopic techniques in paleoceanographic analysis. 
Prerequisites: GLY 4730 or permission of the instructor. (F 
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Economics 

John H. Boyd III, Associate Professor and Chairperson 

Nejat M. Anbarci, Associate Professor 

Harvey Averch, Professor, Courtesy Appointment, 

College of Health and Urban Affairs 
Jeffrey Bernstein, Professor 
Mahadev Bhat, Assistant Professor (joint appointment 

with Environmental Studies) 
Prasad V. Bidarkota, Assistant Professor 
Jesse Bull, Assistant Professor 
Manuel J. Carvajal, Professor 
Richard A. Chisik, Assistant Professor 
Irma de Alonso, Professor 
Alan Gummerson, Lecturer 
Jonathan Hill, Assistant Professor 
Antonio Jorge, Professor of Political Economy, (joint 

appointment with International Relations) 
Cem Karayalcin, Professor 
Panagis Liossatos, Professor 
Mihaela Pintea, Assistant Professor 
Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Professor and Director, Center 

for Economic Research and Education 
Peter Thompson, Associate Professor 
Mira Wilkins, Professor 
Maria Willumsen, Associate Professor 

The Department of Economics has a group of faculty who 
are interested in a variety of applied and theoretical topics. 
The graduate programs in Economics place strong 
emphasis on exploiting synergies between fields such as 
international economics, industrial organization, growth 
theory and technological change, and development 
economics (including Latin American and Caribbean 
studies as well as regional development problems). 
Issues are analyzed using modern economic tools from 
fields such as econometrics, game theory, and economic 
dynamics. While these are the department's areas of 
greatest emphasis, graduate course work in other fields 
can also be undertaken. The department's graduate 
programs are further enhanced by the presence of 
complementary graduate programs in the College of Arts 
and Sciences, College of Business Administration, the 
School of Policy and Management, and the Latin American 
and Caribbean Center. 

The Master's Program provides additional training in 
economics beyond the undergraduate degree. It provides 
a degree of expertise that would not be obtained in an 
undergraduate education. This additional expertise 
enhances your prospects for a successful career in the 
private sector, and in governmental or international 
agencies. 

The objective of the Doctoral Program is to offer 
advanced training in economic analysis. It provides an 
excellent background for a professional career at 
academic institutions, in the private sector, or in 
governmental and international agencies. 

Master of Arts in Economics 

To be admitted into the Master's degree program in 
Economics, a student must meet the University's graduate 
admission requirements and: 

1. Have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited insitution. 

2. Have a 'B' average (3.0) or higher during the last two 
years of undergraduate studies, and a minimum combined 
score (verbal + quantitative) of 1,000 or higher on the 



Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which every 
candidate must take. International graduate student 
applicants whose native language is not English are 
required to submit a score for the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on 
the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

3. Receive approval of the departmental graduate 
committee. 

4. Have taken as prerequisites statistics, and calculus. A 
student who has not fulfilled all these prerequisites may be 
admitted on a provisional basis. Unless specifically 
exempted, the student must take these courses as 
required, obtaining no credit for them in the program. 

Master's Tracks 

The Department of Economics offers two tracks: A general 
economics track, and a track specializing in applied 
economics. Although the general requirements are the 
same for both tracks, students opting to follow the applied 
economics track must write a Master's Thesis, take a 
fourth core course, and include four of the applied track 
courses listed below among their electives. The applied 
track courses are also open to students following the 
general economics track. 

Degree Requirements 

The Master's degree program will consist of 30 semester 
hours of course work, at a graduate level (course numbers 
5000 or above). A maximum of six semester hours may be 
transferred into the program subject to the approval of the 
graduate committee. All courses listed below carry 3 
credits, except the thesis (6 credits). The specific 
requirements are: 

Core Courses 

All Master's students must take the following three courses 
ECO 6112 Fundamentals of Graduate 

Microeconomics 3 

ECO 6204 Fundamentals of Graduate 

Macroeconomics 3 

ECO 7424 Econometric Methods I 3 

Research Requirements: (3-6 credits) 
Students following the general economics track must 
either write a thesis for 6 credits (ECO 6971), or take an 
advanced course in applied economics (7000-level or 
approved by the Graduate Director) which involves writing 
a research paper (3 credits). Students taking the applied 
economics track must write a thesis for 6 credits (ECO 
6971). 

Electives: (15-18 credits) 

A student must take at least four electives in economics. 

The additional one or two courses required to complete the 

Master's program may be taken in Mathematics, 

International Studies, the College of Business 

Administration, the College of Urban and Public Affairs or 

in the other college or schools of the University. The 

graduate director must approve courses taken outside the 

department. ECP 6705 and ECP 6715 do not count as 

electives. 

Additional Applied Track Courses 

An M.A. student wishing to follow the applied economics 

track will be required to take, in addition to the three core 

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ECO 6416 Applied Quantitative Methods in 

Economics 3 
Applied track students must choose their remaining four 
electives from the following courses: 

ECP 6305 Advanced Environmental Economics 3 

ECS 5027 Economics of Emerging Nations 3 

ECP 5704 International Economic Problems and 

Policy 3 

ECO 6225 Economics of Asset Markets 3 

ECO 7236 Money, Banking and Monetary Policy 3 

Graduation Requirements 

To receive the Master's degree in Economics, the student 
must complete 30 hours of course work with a 'B' (3.0) 
average or higher; must receive a least a 'B' (3.0) in the 
core courses; and must receive a grade of "C or higher in 
each course. If the student decides to write a thesis, 
he/she must receive the grade of 'P'(P ass ) f° r ECO 6971 . 

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics 

The admission requirements to the Ph.D. program in 
Economics are: 

1. Have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited 
institution. 

2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of 
undergraduate education and a minimum combined score 
(verbal + quantitative) at or above the 60th percentile 
(1120) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which 
every candidate must take. International graduate student 
applicants whose native language is not English are 
required to submit a score for the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on 
the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

3. Three letters of recommendation, using the form 
provided by the Department, from people in a position to 
judge the applicant's suitability for graduate studies in 
economics. 

4. Receive approval of the departmental graduate 
committee. 

5. Completion of the following courses at the 
undergraduate level: statistics, two semesters of calculus, 
and a semester of linear algebra. Unless exempted, the 
student must take these courses as required, obtaining no 
graduate credit for them in the program. 

The GRE and GPA stated above are minimum 
requirements. All applications are reviewed by the 
Graduate Studies Committee, which makes the final 
admission decisions. Since admission to the program is 
competitive, the committee's requirements are normally 
higher than the minimum standards. Meeting the minimum 
requirements does not guarantee admission. 

Degree Requirements 

To obtain the Ph.D. in Economics, students must complete 
the required course work and fulfill dissertation 
requirements. 

Course work Requirements 

Students must complete 39 hours (13 courses) of 
graduate level course work. Supervised research, 
independent study, seminars, and dissertation credit do 
not count towards this objective. 

This required minimum of 13 courses consists of nine 
courses in the Core and four courses in two Fields of 



Specialization (at least two courses per field, some fields 
may have special requirements). 

No credit toward a graduate degree is given for any 
course in which a grade of 'C or less is obtained. A 
graduate student who receives a grade lower than 'B-' in a 
course must retake that course; if a retake also results in a 
grade lower than 'B-', the student will not be permitted to 
continue in the Ph.D. Program. A graduate student who 
receives a grade lower than 'B-' in more than two courses 
will not be allowed to stay in the Economics Ph.D. 
Program. 

Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 
3.0 (of 4) in their coursework. 

Core Courses 

ECO 6112 Fundamentals of Graduate 

Microeconomics 3 

ECO 7115 Microeconomic Theory I 3 

ECO 7116 Microeconomic Theory II 3 

ECO 6204 Fundamentals of Graduate 

Macroeconomics 3 

ECO 7206 Macroeconomic Theory I 3 

ECO 7207 Macroeconomic Theory II 3 

ECO 7405 Mathematical Methods in Economic 

Analysis 3 

ECO 7424 Econometric Methods I 3 

ECO 7425 Econometric Methods II 3 

Core Study 

During the first three semesters, students are required to 
take courses which include the first nine core courses 
listed above. Following the second semester, students are 
required to pass a comprehensive qualifying examination 
on core theory- the first four core courses listed above. A 
student who fails twice will not be allowed to remain in the 
program. A student must receive at least a 'B' (3.0) 
average in the first four courses in order to participate in 
the comprehensive core theory qualifying examination. 

Field Study 

During the fourth and fifth semesters, students will 
complete course work in two Fields of Specialization. 
Students must write a field paper in their major field. The 
field paper must be completed, presented in a workshop, 
and accepted by the student's field paper committee by 
the end of the third year. Students who fail twice any of 
their field requirements will not be allowed to continue in 
that field. 

Dissertation Work 

Upon completion of field paper requirement, students will 
be required to choose a specific area of doctoral research. 
During this phase, which will normally have a total length 
of two years, the student will: 

a. Conduct research and complete a dissertation 

b. Continue taking courses to complete a minimum of 12 
credits of Advanced Workshop and 24 credits of 
dissertation. 

c. Attend Advanced Workshops by enrolling in ECO 
7925 in the dissertation area and present at least one 
paper a year on the work in that workshop. 

Students will normally be required to be enrolled as full- 
time students at the University for at least a year during 
the dissertation period. Except under abnormal 
circumstances, the maximum number of years during 
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Graduation Requirements 

To graduate, students must complete all course 
requirements; fulfill workshop presentation requirements, 
pass the comprehensive examination and have their field 
paper accepted, and complete the oral defense and 
acceptance of the Ph.D. dissertation. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

ECO-Economics; ECP-Economic Problems and Policy; 

ECS-Economic Systems and Development. 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 

Summer semester offering. 

ECO 5709 The World Economy (3). Designed to give an 

overview of the crucial issues in the world economy. The 

course covers trade, capital, labor, and technology flows; 

transnational economic organizations; current economic 

crisis; global economic interdependence; and the nature 

and characteristics of international economic order. 

Required for MIB Program. (S) 

ECO 5735 Multinational Corporations (3). Economic 
theory and multinational corporations. Economic effects. 
Consequences of nationalization. Spread of the 
multinational form. State-owned multinational corporations. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor for 
undergraduates. (S) 

ECO 5906 Advanced Individual Study (1-6). Supervised 
readings, individual tutorial, and preparation of report. 
Requires consent of faculty supervisor and Department 
Chairperson. Open to seniors and graduate students. 

ECO 5945 Internship (3). Directed individual study which 
assists the student in using economic analysis in his 
employment. Prerequisite: Permission of the chair. 

ECO 6076 Teaching Economics (1). This course, 
required of all graduate assistants, is designed to 
introduce students to the pedagogical and practical 
aspects of teaching economics. It is coordinated with the 
Academy for the Art of Teaching. 

ECO 6112 Fundamentals of Graduate Micro- 
economics (3). Consumer choice and theory of firm using 
calculus and diagrams with standard applications; 
Introduction to choice under uncertainty; Introduction 
Game Theory (nash Equilibrium); Partial Equilibrium; 
Market Structures: Perfect Competition, Monopoly and 
Oligopoly; Market failures. Prerequisites: One semester of 
Calculus and Statistics. 

ECO 6204 Fundamentals of Graduate Macro- 
economics (3). Consumption, investment and growth; 
equity premium puzzle; taxation and social security; 
monetary policy rules, currency and inflation; the IS-LM 
model; real business cycles and models with nominal 
regidities. Prerequisites: Calculus and Statistics. 

ECO 6225 Economics of Asset Markets (3). Economic 
analysis of the asset markets; risk, return and 
intertemporal choice; mean variance analysis; asset 
pricing models and properties of asset returns; market 
efficiency and market anomalies. Prerequisites: Calculus 
or permission of the instructor. 

ECO 6416 Applied Quantitative Methods in Economics 
(3). Types of economic data; the WWW as a tool for data 



collection; database construction and maintenance; use of 
statistical software for graphical and descriptive methods; 
large sample inference for one population mean vector; 
introduction to economic time series and regression 
models. Prerequisites: One semester of Calculus and 
Statistics or permission of the instructor. 

ECO 6936 Special Topics (3). A course designed to give 
students a particular topic or a limited number of topics not 
otherwise offered in the curriculum. 

ECO 6938 Individual Graduate Study (6-9). Supervised 
readings, tutorial, and preparation of report. Open only to 
graduate students. Requires consent of supervisor and 
approval of Department Chairperson. 

ECO 6939 Advanced Seminar in Applied Economics 
(3). Variable-topic study group in application of economic 
analysis to specific problems. Open to seniors and 
graduate students. (S) 

ECO 6971 Thesis (6). Writing and completion of thesis by 
candidate for a Master of Arts. Prerequisites: Student must 
be a Master's degree candidate, have had at least 15 
hours of graduate work in economics; have a thesis topic 
approved by the Department's Graduate Committee and 
permission from the instructor. 

ECO 7115 Microeconomic Theory I (3). Models of 
consumer and producer behavior, partial equilibrium 
analysis of product and factor markets, two/sector models 
of general equilibrium and welfare economics. 
Prerequisites: ECO 3101 or equivalent, Calculus I; 
Calculus II recommended. (F) 

ECO 7116 Microeconomic Theory II (3). The 

Hicks/Samuelson and Arrow/Debreu models of general 
equilibrium. Activity analysis and competitive equilibrium. 
Capital theory. Leontief/Sraffra/Marx Systems. Temporary 
equilibrium and money. Prerequisites: ECO 7115 and ECO 
7405. (S) 

ECO 7118 Graduate Seminar in Economic Theory (3). 

Variable-topic graduate study group in theoretical 
problems. Open only to students with graduate standing. 

ECO 7135 Growth, Distribution and Prices (3). 

Alternative theories of growth, income distribution and 
prices. Basic growth models; neoclassical capital theory 
and Cambridge controversies; neo/Marxian, neo- 
Keynesian and other approaches. Prerequisites: ECO 
7116, ECO 7207, ECO 7405. 

ECO 7136 Classical and Marxian Economic Theory (3). 

Classical and Marxian theories of value and capital in a 
mathematical mode. The Transformation Problem. Simple 
and expanded reproduction. The falling rate of profit and 
other Marxian crises. Prerequisites: ECO 7115, ECO 
7206, ECO 7405, ECO 7116. 

ECO 7206 Macroeconomic Theory I (3). Analysis of 
macroeconomic models of income determination and the 
price level, microeconomic foundations of macro-behavior, 
macroeconometric models, and basic open economy 
macroeconomics. Prerequisites: ECO 3203, ECO 4410, or 
equivalents; Calculus I; Calculus II recommended. (F) 

ECO 7207 Macroeconomic Theory II (3). Alternative 
approaches to macroeconomic theory. Business cycle 
theories and theories of growth and income distribution. 
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ECO 7216 Monetary Theory and Policy (3). Relationship 
of money supply and interest rate to economic 
stabilization. Consideration of federal reserve system, 
money market, and factors determining money supply and 
demand. Neo-Keynesian, Chicago, and radical policy 
views. 

ECO 7236 Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy (3). 

Monetary theory and its application. Consideration of 
central banking in the U.S. and its relation to the 
international economy, money markets, and financial 
intermediaries. Survey of current policy views. 

ECO 7305 History of Economic Thought (3). Exploration 
of the evolution of economic thought and analysis in the 
changing socio/historical, institutional and political setting 
in which it takes place. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. (S) 

ECO 7405 Mathematical Methods in Economic 
Analysis (3). Application of mathematical methods to 
economics. The topics and tools of mathematical 
economics are presented in a rigorous fashion within an 
economic context. Prerequisites: Calculus I, ECO 3101 
and ECO 3203, or equivalents. (F) 

ECO 7424 Econometric Methods I (3). Practical and 
theoretical foundations of empirical economics. Knowledge 
in formulation, estimation, and evaluation of econometric 
models. Prerequisites: ECO 4410 or equivalent; ECO 
7423, Calculus I; Calculus II recommended. (S) 

ECO 7425 Econometric Methods II (3). A continuation of 
ECO 7424. Advanced single equation estimation, 
estimation of distributed lags, simultaneous equations, 
time series and models of qualitative choice. Prerequisites: 
ECO 7424 and MAS 3103 or equivalent. (F) 

ECO 7429 Topics in Econometrics (3). Selected topics 
in econometrics. Intended to acquaint students with 
current research in the field. Material covered will vary 
from year to year with instructor. Prerequisites: ECO 7424 
and ECO 7425. 

ECO 7505 Public Finance (3). Partial and general 
equilibrium analysis of tax incidence efficiency, public 
goods, public pricing problems, the social rate of discount, 
and non-market decision making. 

ECO 7617 Seminar in Economic History (3). Topics in 
economic history, exploration of the economic history 
literature on a selected theme, student presentations. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor for 
undergraduates. 

ECO 7705 International Trade (3). Positive and 
normative aspects of international trade. Theories of 
comparative advantage, commercial policy, trade and 
income distribution. Prerequisites: Advanced 

Microeconomic Theory; Calculus. (F) 

ECO 7716 International Money (3). Theory of 
international monetary equilibrium. Problems of 
international payments and exchange rate control; their 
effect on international monetary problems. Analysis of 
short and long term monetary flows and macroeconomic 
adjustment. Prerequisites: Advanced Macroeconomics 
and Calculus. (S) 



ECO 7925 Advanced Workshop (3). Enables students to 
attend advanced workshop presentations and to present 
the results of their own research. Prerequisite: Completion 
of field examination requirements. (F,S) 

ECO 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). To be taken every 
semester for research on, and writing of Ph.D. dissertation 
by candidates for the Ph.D. Prerequisite: Permission of 
Major Professor and Doctoral Candidacy. 

ECP 5707 International Economic Problems & Policy 
(3). International trade and comparative advantage; 
commercial policy; foreign exchange markets; balance of 
payments; issues in trade & development. Prerequisites: 
ECO 201 3 or ECO 301 1 , and ECO 2023 or ECO 3021 . 

ECP 6305 Advanced Environmental Economics (3). 

Economics of environmental pollution; theories of 
exhaustible and renewable resource extraction; issues in 
environmental valuation and policies. Prerequisites: ECP 
3101 and ECP 3302 or ECP 4314 or permission of the 
instructor. 

ECP 6434 Macroeconomic Forecasting for 
Management (3). Basic macroeconomics concepts as 
they apply to decision making within the firm. Traditional 
models of income determination and forecasting analysis. 
Prerequisite: ECP 6705. (F,S,SS) 

ECP 6605 Urban and Regional Analysis (3). Application 
of economic analysis to urban growth and the 
urbanregional environment. Consideration of public 
services, transportation, ghetto problems, and urban 
organization. Analysis of environmental protection 
problems and policies. Recommended preparation: ECO 
3101, ECO 3203 and ECP 3303. 

ECP 6705 Managerial Economics (3). Basic 
microeconomic concepts as they apply to decision making 
within the organization; supply and demand; market 
structure and market behavior in specific industries. 
Recommended Preparation: Principles of Microeconomics 
and Calculus. Prerequisites: ECO 3021 and ECO 3011. 
(F,S,SS) 

ECP 7035 Cost-Benefit Analysis (3). This course covers 
benefit-cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, benefit- 
risk analysis, risk-risk analysis, and systems analysis. All 
of these techniques are designed to provide guidance to 
decision makers, particularly in the government sector. 
Prerequisite: ECO 3101. 

ECP 7205 Labor and Human Resources (3). Empirical 
and theoretical analysis of the factors determining 
employment and earnings, recent developments in the 
theory of labor supply, critiques of neoclassical theory, and 
current issues in public policy. Prerequisite: Calculus. 

ECP 7405 Industrial Organization (3). The organization 
of the industrial economy with particular emphasis as to 
the type of competition, the bases of monopoly power and 
the extent of monopoly power. Prerequisites: Advanced 
Micro and Calculus. 

ECP 7606 Urban and Regional Economics (3). The 

economics of urbanization processes, internal organization 
of cities, and regional settlement. Spatial growth models 
and spatial development planning. Prerequisites: ECO 
7115, ECO 5205, ECS 4013 or equivalent; and ECO 6636. 
(F) 



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ECP 7636 Location Theory (3). Systematic exposition of 
urban and industrial location theory. Spatial price theory 
and spatial competition. Prerequisites: ECO 3101 or 
equivalent; Calculus I; Calculus II and ECO 7115 
recommended. (S) 

ECP 7706 Managerial Economics (3). Analysis of the 
economic decisions of firm managers, emphasizing the 
practical application of concepts to economic problem 
solving by managers, public administrators and other 
decision makers. Prerequisites: Ph.D. or advanced 
Masters. 

ECS 5005 Comparative Economic Systems (3). A 

critical evaluation of the design, goals, and achievements 
of economic policies in capitalist and socialist economies. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor for 
undergraduates. 

ECS 5025 Economic Planning (3). Analysis of planning 
methods in capitalist and socialist economies. Evaluation 
of macro and micro economic planning tools (input-output) 
and programming techniques. Theory and practice of 
economic development planning of agriculture, 
industrialization, foreign trade, and manpower. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

ECS 5027 Economic Development of Emerging 
Nations (3). Specific economic problems of emerging 
nations and national groupings. Basic approaches to 
economic development; major proposals for accelerating 
development. Role of planning. Trade, aid, and economic 
integration. (F) 

ECS 5406 Latin American Economies (3). Economic 
theory and its applications to current economic issues of 
Latin America. Examines aggregate demand and supply, 
fiscal and monetary policies, international trade trends, 
and economic development. Taught in Spanish. May not 
be takenfor credit towards a degree in Economics. 

ECS 6436 The Economics of Caribbean Migration (3). 

The course examines the economic causes and 
consequences of Caribbean immigration to the United 
States. Special emphasis on the effects of Caribbean 
migration on the United States economy. 

ECS 7015 Development Economics: Theory (3). 

Analytical approaches to economic development. Analysis 
of macro models, specific resources and sectors, and 
trade and income distributional problems in relation to 
developing countries. Prerequisites: ECO 7115 and ECO 
71 16 or equivalents. (F) 

ECS 7026 Development Economics: Planning and 
Policy (3). Planning and policy making in developing 
economies. Economy/wide planning models; project 
appraisal; financial, stabilization and trade policies. 
Prerequisites: ECO 7115, ECO 7116, and ECO 7405. (S) 

ECS 7405 Economics of Latin America (3). 

Dependence, population explosion, urban migration, 
agricultural reform, industrialization and import 
substitution, common markets. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor for undergraduates. 

ECS 7435 Economics of the Caribbean (3). 

Macroeconomic assessment; income distribution, 
employment and migration; industrial and agricultural 



development; international trade, multinational and 
integration attempts. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

ECS 7445 Economics of Central America (3). Recent 
economic events in the region dealing with institutional 
background and structure of current economic activities. 
Special emphasis on problems of growth, social 
transformation and economic integration. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. (F) 



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English 



Carmela Pinto Mclntire, Associate Professor and 

Chairperson 
St. George Tucker Arnold, Associate Professor 
Joan L. Baker, Associate Professor 
Lynne Barrett, Professor 
Lynn M. Berk, Professor Emerita 
Gisela Casines, Associate Professor and Associate 

Dean 
Maneck Daruwala, Associate Professor 
Carole Boyce Davies, Professor 
John Dufresne, Professor 
Denise Duhamel, Associate Professor 
Mary Free, Associate Professor and Associate 

Chairperson 
James Hall, Professor 
Kimberly Harrison, Associate Professor 
Bruce Harvey, Associate Professor 
Marilyn Hoder-Salmon, Associate Professor 
Tometro Hopkins, Associate Professor 
Kenneth Johnson, Associate Professor and Assistant 

Vice President of Academic Affairs 
Anna Luzczynska, Assistant Professor 
Kathleen McCormack, Professor 
Campbell McGrath, Professor 
Kathryn McKinley, Associate Professor 
Phil Marcus, Professor 
AsherZ. Milbauer, Professor and Director of Graduate 

Studies in Literature 
Meri-Jane Rochelson, Associate Professor 
Richard Schwartz Professor 
Lester Standiford, Professor and Director of Creative 

Writing Program 
Richard Sugg, Professor 
James Sutton, Associate Professor 
Ellen Thompson, Associate Professor 
Dan Wakefield, Writer in Residence and Lecturer 
Donald Watson, Professor 
Donna Weir, Assistant Professor 
Feryal Yavas, Lecturer and Director of the Linguistics 

Program 
Mehmet Yavas, Professor 

The English Department offers three graduate degree 
programs: Creative Writing, Linguistics and Literature. The 
descriptions of the Creative Writing and the Linguistics 
programs can be found under their respective headings in 
this catalog. 

Master of Arts in English 

To be admitted into the Master's program in English, a 
student must meet the University's graduate admission 
requirements and have: 

1. A bachelor's degree in English or a related field; 

2. A minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average; 

3. A combination of 1000 (verbal and quantitative) on 
the GRE; 

4. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 



5. Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate 
or graduate professors; 

6. A personal essay; and 

7. Those who might be chosen for teaching 
assistantships will be interviewed by at least one member 
of the committee. 

Degree Requirements 

The Master's degree program consists of 30 semester 
hours of course work at graduate level (course numbers 
5000 or above) and a thesis (6 credits). A maximum of six 
semester hours may be transferred into the program 
subject to the approval of the graduate committee. 

Required Courses 

ENG 5048 Literary Theory 3 

LIT 5405 Literature, Language and Society 3 

Electives: A maximum of 24 semester hours (5000 or 
6000) level may be taken at either campus. 
Thesis: LIT 6970 Master's Thesis 6 

The student must complete a research thesis. The topic 
must be approved by the faculty member who will 
supervise the research, and then approved by the 
Graduate Committee. The thesis will be accepted only 
after being read and approved by a Reading Committee. 
An oral defense is required before the Reading 
Committee. 

Below is a list of graduate courses that are offered by 
the English Department in addition to those offered in the 
Creative Writing and Linguistics programs. Graduate 
standing is required for admission into all graduate 
courses. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

AML - American Literature; CRW-Creative Writing; ENG- 
English-General; ENL-English Literature; LIN - Linguistics; 
LIT-Literature. 

AML 5305 Major American Literary Figures (3). Each 
section will consider the lifework of several authors such 
as Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Twain, James, Faulkner, 
Mailer, Wright, Baldwin. May be repeated. 

AML 5505 Periods in American Literature (3). The 

literature and criticism of one specified period of American 
literature, such as Colonial, Federal, Transcendental, 
Antebellum, and Twentieth Century. May be repeated with 
change of period. 

CRW 6806 Teaching Creative Writing (3). The course 
will prepare graduate students (and teachers from 
secondary schools and community colleges) to teach 
introductory classes and workshops in Creatice Writing. 
Students will observe and participate in the depaartment's 
CRW 2001 courses. Prerequisites: CRW 3111, 3311, or 
graduate standing, or permission of instructor. 

ENG 5009 Literary Criticism and Scholarship (3). 

Techniques and goals of humanistic research, 
bibliography, and critical commentary. 

ENG 5018 Practical Criticism (3). Applies various critical 
theories - e.g. the formalistic, historical, structural, 
archetypal, sociological, etc. - to specific literary 
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ENG 5026 Advanced Textual Reading (3). The study of 
selected texts for interpretation from different critical and 
theoretical perspectives. May be repeated. Prerequisites: 
Admission to the graduate program in English or by 
Permission of the instructor. 

ENG 5048 Literary Theory (3). An introduction to issues 
in the nature of literature, the philosophy of criticism, and 
methods of interpretation. The theoretical foundations for 
literary study. Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate 
program in English or by permission of the instructor. 

ENG 5058 Form and Theory of Contemporary 
Literature (3). Various approaches and theories of 
practice in the major genres of imaginative writing, 
including development and articulation of the creative 
esthetic. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

ENG 5907 Independent Study (VAR). Individual 
conferences, assigned readings, reports on independent 
investigations, with the consent of the chairperson. 

ENG 5950 Special Project in English (1-3). Pursuit of 
projects involving relationship of profession to university 
and/or community and/or research issues in pedagogy, 
literature, or other areas. Prerequisites: Consent of 
Graduate Director or Department Chair. Corequisite: 
Consent of project supervisor. 

ENG 5971 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop (3). A 

workshop providing practice in the type of writing, 
research, and analytical skills required for successful 
graduate study. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ENG 6909 Independent Study (VAR). Individual 
conferences, assigned readings, reports on independent 
investigations, with the consent of the Chairperson. 

ENG 6935 Special Topics in College Pedagogy (3). The 

pedagogy of teaching a designated area of college and 
university English, such as Shakespeare, American 
literature, film studies, creative writing, or linguistics. 
Course content and organization to be determined by the 
individual professor. Course does not meet certification 
requirements. 

ENG 6937 Teaching College Composition (3). A 

seminar-workshop introducing the pedagogy of academic 
and professional writing courses at the university and 
college level, to include traditional rhetoric, writing as 
process, the modes of discourse, and post-structuralist 
theory. Course does not meet certification requirements. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Corequisite: College 
composition practicum. 

ENG 6942 College Composition Practicum (1). Practical 
experience in the teaching of English at the university and 
college level through supervised activities to include 
tutorials, evaluating, and commenting on student essays, 
supervised classroom discussion and teaching. Course 
does not meet certification requirements. 

ENL 5220 Major British Literary Figures (3). Each 
section will consider the lifework of an author such as 
Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Dickens, 
Browning, Joyce, or others. May be repeated. 

ENL 5505 Periods in English Literature (3). The 

literature and criticism regarding one specified period of 



English Literature, such as Medieval, Renaissance, 
Victorian, Twentieth Century, and Contemporary. May be 
repeated with change of period. 

LIN 5019 Metaphor, Language, and Literature (3). 

Examines nature of metaphor as a cognitive phenomenon; 
how we use metaphor to conceptualize basic physical and 
cultural notions; role of cognitive metaphor in literature. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3013 or LIN 5018. 

LIN 5211 Applied Phonetics (3). Study of sounds and 
suprasegmentals of English. Comparison of phonetic 
features of English with those of other languages. 
Universal constraints and markedness in learning 
second/foreign language pronunciation. Prerequisites: LIN 
3010, LIN 3013, or LIN 5018 or the equivalent. 

LIT 5358 Black Literature and Literary/Cultural Theory 
(3). Examines 20C. black literary critical thought. Students 
interrogate cultural theories and literary texts from African, 
Caribbean, African-American, Black British and Afro- 
Brazilian communities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LIT 5359 African Diaspora Women Writers (3). Study of 
black women writers from throughout the Diaspora from 
the early 19 th century to present. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

LIT 5363 Literary Movements (3). Individual sections will 
study the authors, works, and audiences involved in such 
phenomena as Humanism, Mannerism, Romanticism, 
Symbolism, the Harlem Renaissance, and others. May be 
repeated. 

LIT 5405 Literature, Society, and Language (3). This 
seminar explores language's relationship to social 
formation, specifically as it applies to the relationship 
between literature and social groups and institutions. 
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate program in 
English or by permission of the instructor. 

LIT 5426 Authors in their Times (3). A focus on one or 
more designated authors and the biographical, political 
and historical context in which they wrote, using current 
critical and historical approaches. May be repeated. 
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate program in 
English or by permission of the instructor. 

LIT 5486 Literature: Continuity and Change (3). 

Explores the development of a particular literary genre, 
ideological concept, or cultural tradition over a broad 
period of time. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Admission 
to the graduate program in English or by permission of the 
instructor. 

LIT 5487 Texts and Culture (3). The study of the 
relationship between specified texts and an historically, 
socially, or conceptually defined culture, such as Vietnam 
War Narratives, Jewish Literature, or Postmodernism. May 
be repeated. Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate 
program in English or by permission of the instructor. 

LIT 5934 Special Topics (3). A course designed to give 
groups of students an opportunity to pursue special 
studies not otherwise offered. May be repeated. 

LIT 6934 Special Topics (3). A course designed to give 
groups of students an opportunity to pursue special 
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LIT 6935 Master's Colloquium (3). Individual sections 
study a specific literary topic, selected and presented 
jointly by several faculty members. May be repeated. 
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate program in 
English or by permission of the instructor. 

LIT 6970 Master's Thesis (1-6). A thesis is required of all 
graduate students of English, to be written in the final 
semester done under the supervision of a faculty member. 
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate program in 
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Environmental Studies 

Joel Heinen, Associate Professor and Chairperson 

Mahadev Bhat, Associate Professor 

Brian Bovard, Instructor 

David Bray, Professor 

Anne Hartley, Assistant Professor 

Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, Associate Professor 

Stephen P. Leatherman, Professor (International 

Hurricane Research Center) 
Michael McClain, Associate Professor 
Assefa Melesse, Assistant Professor 
John Parker, Professor 
Tom Pliske, Instructor 
Gary Rand, Professor 
Mike Ross, Associate Professor 
Raymond Scattone, Assistant Professor 
Len Scinto, Research Scientist (Southeast Environmental 

Research Center) 
Rebecca Zarger, Assistant Professor 
Keqi Zhang, Assistant Professor 

Affiliated Faculty 

Elizabeth Anderson Olivas, GLOWS Project 

William Anderson, Earth Sciences 

Maria Aysa, Sociology/Anthropology 

Bradley Bennett, Biological Sciences 

Jerry Brown, Sociology/Anthropology 

Yong Cai, Chemistry 

Daniel Childers, Biological Sciences 

Alice Clarke, US Park Service 

Shlomi Dinar, International Relations 

Maureen Donnelly, Biological Sciences 

Jim Fourqurean, Biological Sciences 

Jennifer (Zhaohui) Fu, GIS-RS Center 

Evelyn Gaiser, Biological Sciences 

Piero R. Gardinali, Chemistry 

Jennifer Gebelein, International Relations 

Michael Heithaus, Biological Sciences 

Gail Hollander, International Relations 

James Huchingson, Religious Studies 

Rudolf Jaffe, Chemistry 

Jeff Joens, Chemistry 

B.M. Golam Kibria, Statistics 

Suzanne Koptur, Biological Sciences 

David Lee, Biological Sciences 

Andrew Mathews, Sociology/Anthropology 

Rod Neumann, International Relations 

Steve Oberbauer, Biological Sciences 

George O'Brien, Education 

Laura Ogden, Sociology/Anthropology 

Kevin O'Shea, Chemistry 

Tom Philippi, Biological Sciences 

Rene Price, Earth Sciences 

Stewart Reed, US Department of Agriculture 

James Riach, Adjunct Professor 

Laurie Richardson, Biological Sciences 

Michael Sukop, Earth Sciences 

Berrin Tansel, Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Joel Trexler, Biological Sciences 

Bill Vickers, Sociology/Anthropology 

Carlton Waterhouse, Law 

Kevin Whelan, US Geological Survey 

Yan Yan Zhou, Statistics 



Master of Science in Environmental 
Studies 

The Environmental Studies Department offers the Master 
of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Studies degree to train 
students for work in the areas of environmental policy, 
natural resource science and management, and 
sustainable development, with particular focus on the 
South Florida region, the Caribbean Basin, Asia and Latin 
America. An emphasis of the program is the cultural and 
political milieu in which environmental issues of the region 
are embedded. The program is interdisciplinary in nature, 
and students will be encouraged to take advantage of 
University-wide resources, programs, and courses in 
environmental issues, such as those in Public 
Administration, International Relations, Biology, Chemistry, 
Earth Sciences, Political Science, Economics, and 
Sociology/Anthropology. 

The M.S. degree program offers two options: thesis 
track and non-thesis track. The thesis track involves 
rigorous, solutions-oriented scientific research into the 
functioning of environmental systems. This track is highly 
recommended for students who are coming directly from 
undergraduate programs and who are interested in 
doctoral research in the future. The non-thesis track is 
primarily designed for employed professionals who may 
want to enhance their careers and skills through additional 
academic training beyond their bachelor's degree and 
practical training through internships with agencies, 
corporations, non-profit organizations or academic 
institutions. It is not recommended for students who do 
not have job experience. 

Admission Requirements 

To be admitted into the master's program in Environmental 
Studies, a student must meet the University's graduate 
admission requirements and: 

1 . Have a "B" average in upper level work, and a combined 
score of 1000 (quantitative and verbal) on the GRE, which 
every candidate must take. International graduate student 
applicants whose native language is not English are 
required to submit a score for the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on 
the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

2. Have submitted three letters of recommendation, a one- 
page statement of research interests, and a copy of all 
transcripts to the Graduate Program Director on or before 
March 1 for the Fall admissions and October 1 for the 
Spring admissions. 

3. Have received approval of the departmental graduate 
program committee. 

Degree Requirements 

The Master of Science in Environmental Studies requires 
36 credits, including the specific requirements (listed 
below) of either thesis track or non-thesis track option of 
the degree program. A maximum of six credits of post- 
baccalaureate graduate course work may be transferred 
from other institutions, subject to approval of the graduate 
committee. Particular courses will be determined by the 
student in consultation with the thesis advisory committee, 
faculty advisor, or the Graduate Program Director. 
Thesis Track: Course Requirements 
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EVR 5355 Environmental Resource Policy 3 

EVR 6950 Graduate Seminar 3 

EVR 6971 Master's Thesis 6 

Research Methods or Analysis Course 3 

Electives 1 8 

Total Credits 36 

The research methods course and electives are selected 
in consultation with student's thesis advisor. Elective 
courses are chosen in one of the two graduate 
concentrations (see below) and fit the student's thesis 
Research. Additional Master's Thesis, Thesis Research, 
or Graduate Independent Study up to a maximum total of 
3 credits may also be applied as elective credit. A 
maximum of six credit hours may be taken at the 4000 
level, and a minimum of six credit hours of electives must 
be taken in Environmental Studies. Students must 
demonstrate a competency in Statistics (equivalent to two 
courses of undergraduate statistics, taken prior to the 
admission into the program, with a "B" or better grade in 
both courses, or two courses of graduate statistics with a 
"C" or better grade in both courses). Additional course 
work may be recommended by the advisory committee. 

Thesis Track: Graduation Requirements 

A grade of 'B' or higher must be obtained in all core 
courses. A grade of 'C or higher must be obtained in all 
courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the 36 
credits. Students must pass a comprehensive oral and/or 
written qualifying examination. The format of the 
examination will be decided by the thesis advisor and the 
committee. A thesis must be completed and defended in 
consultation with the student's graduate thesis committee. 

Non-Thesis Track: Course Requirements 

EVR 5320 Environmental Resource Management 3 

EVR 5355 Environmental Resource Policy 3 

EVR 5907 Research and Independent Study 3 

EVR 6950 Graduate Seminar 3 

Quantitative Methods Course 3 

Electives 21 

Total Credits 36 

The quantitative methods course and electives are 
selected in consultation with faculty advisor. Elective 
courses are chosen in one of the two graduate 
concentrations (see below), and to fit the student's 
particular professional interest and to ensure sufficient 
breadth and depth of environmental studies knowledge. 
Students carrying out research, internship or independent 
study for their non-thesis project should sign up for EVR 
5907, but may not exceed six credits total. EVR 6970 and 
EVR 6971 will not count toward electives. A maximum of 
six credit hours may be taken at the 4000 level. A 
minimum of twelve elective credits must be taken in 
Environmental Studies. All courses except EVR 6950 
must be taken for letter grades. 

Non-Thesis Track: Graduation Requirements 

A grade of "B" or higher must be obtained in all core 
courses. A grade of "C" or higher must be obtained in 
other courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 of higher in 
the 36 credits. A project (EVR 5907) must be completed 
under faculty supervision, and the project report must be 
presented as a part of the Graduate Seminar class. This 
work may be based on a specific field research, or 
internship of current occupation. A project is defined as a 



substantial analysis and proposal for change of real-world 
environmental problem. 

Graduate Concentrations for the Master 
of Science in Environmental Studies 

The Department of Environmental Studies currently offers 
graduate-level concentrations in two different areas. 1) 
environmental policy and society, and 2) environmental 
sciences. A list of electives for each of these 
concentrations can be obtained from the Department's 
Office. 

Juris Doctor/Master of Science in 
Environmental Studies Joint Degree 
Program 

The faculties of the College of Law and the College of Arts 
and Sciences at Florida International University offer a 
joint degree program culminating in both a Juris Doctor 
(J.D.) degree, awarded by the College of Law, and a 
Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MS-ES) 
degree, awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences. 
Under the joint degree program, a student can obtain both 
degrees in significantly less time than it would take to 
obtain both degrees if pursued consecutively. Essential 
criteria relating to the joint degree program are as follows: 

1 . Candidates for the program must meet the entrance 
requirements for and be accepted by both Colleges. 
Both Colleges must be informed by the student at the 
time of application to the second program that the 
student intends to pursue the joint degree. 

2. The joint degree program is not open to students who 
have already earned one degree. 

3. For law students, enrollment in the MS-ES program is 
required no later than the completion of 63 credit hours 
in the J.D. program. For MS-ES students, enrollment in 
the J.D. program is required no later than the completion 
of 24 credit hours in MS-ES program. 

4. A student must satisfy the curriculum requirements for 
each degree before either degree is awarded. For the 
MS-ES degree, students must meet the requirement of 
the non-thesis track option. The College of Arts and 
Sciences will allow 6 credit hours of foundation law 
courses and up to 9 credit hours of upper level 
environmental law courses to be credited toward both 
the MS-ES and J.D. degrees. These law classes will 
count toward the non-EVR Environmental Studies 
elective credits allowed under the MS-ES non-thesis 
track program. Reciprocally, law students may receive 9 
hours of credit toward the satisfaction of the J.D. degree 
for courses taken in the MS-ES curriculum upon 
completion of the MS-ES degree curriculum with a grade 
point average of 3.0 or higher. 

5. The College of Arts and Sciences will recognize any 
significant, environment-related law review or research 
project completed with a letter grade of 'B' or better for 
the J.D. program toward the 3 credit hour course, EVR 
5907 Research and Independent Study and the 
attendant 'Project' required for the MS-ES non-thesis 
track program. For the purpose of this program, a 
Project is defined as a substantial analysis and proposal 
for change of a real-world environmental problem, and 
requires preparation of a report and presentation as part 
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6. A student enrolled in the joint degree program may 
begin the student's studies in either College, but full- 
time law students must take the first two semesters of 
law study consecutively and part-time law students must 
take the first three semesters of law study consecutively. 
Students admitted to one College but electing to begin 
study in the other College under the joint degree 
program may enter the second College thereafter 
without once again qualifying for admission so long as 
they have notified the second College before the end of 
the first week of the first semester in the second College 
and are in good academic standing when studies 
commence in the second College. 

7. A student enrolled in the joint degree program will not 
receive either degree until the student has satisfied all of 
the requirements for both degrees, or until the student 
has satisfied the requirements of one of the degrees as 
if the student had not been a joint degree candidate. 

8. As non-thesis track MS-ES students, students in the 
joint degree program will not normally be eligible for the 
graduate teaching assistantships in the Environmental 
Studies Department. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

EVR-Environmental Studies. 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 

Summer semester offering. 

EVR 5061 South Florida Ecology: Field Studies (3). 

Introduction to ecology of South Florida. Series of field 
trips to unique ecosystems (Everglades, hardwood 
hammocks, coastal regions). No science background 
required. Intended for teachers. Not intended for 
Environmental Studies graduate students. 

EVR 5065 Ecology of Costa Rican Rainforest (3). 

Intensive study of Central American tropical forest 
ecosystems conducted for two weeks in Costa Rica in 
sites ranging from lowland to high mountains. Primarily for 
teachers. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. (SS) 

EVR 5066 Ecology of the Amazon Flooded Forest (3). 

Study of the ecology of the flooded forest with emphasis 
on the relationships between plants and animals and the 
annual flooding cycle. The course includes a two-week 
field study at river camp in Peru. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. (SS) 

EVR 5067 Tropical Forest Conservation and Utilization 
(3). Distribution and classification of tropical forest 
ecosystems, their description and the ecological principles 
governing their function. Factors influencing tropical forest 
utilization and destruction, and strategies for sustainable 
use and conservation. Prerequisites: EVR 5355 or 
permission of the instructor. 

EVR 5236 Air Pollution Dynamics (3). A course 
designed to give an understanding of the fates of 
atmospheric pollutants. Scavenging processes in the 
atmosphere; radiation, residence times, chemical 
reactions, global transport process, point source 
dispersion and modeling calculations. Prerequisites: EVS 
3360 or EVR 4231. 

EVR 5300 Topics in Urban Ecology (3). Topics include 
urban and suburban ecosystems emphasizing energy 



relations, ecological functions of urban landscapes, urban 
wildlife, urban forestry and ecological issues relevant to 
human health and well-being. Prerequisites: PCB 3043 or 
permission of the instructor. 

EVR 5313 Renewable Energy Sources (3). An analysis 
of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency 
including wind, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solid 
waste, solar heating, solar cooling, and solar electricity. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

EVR 5315 Energy Resources and Systems Analysis 
(3). Detailed analysis of energy flows in natural and man- 
made systems. Energy systems analysis. Energy use 
patterns. Conventional and alternate sources of energy. 

EVR 5320 Environmental Resource Management (3). 

The scientific and philosophical basis for the management 
of renewable and non-renewable energy, mineral, air, 
water, and biotic resources. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. (F) 

EVR 5330 Tropical Ecosystems Management (3). 

Analyzes the dimensions of tropical ecosystems 
management. Organizational and institutional dynamics of 
the management of tropical forests, agroecosystems, and 
coastal areas are covered. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

EVR 5350 International Organizations & Environ- 
mental Politics (3). The role of international organizations 
in environmental politics and the process of their formation 
and change in response to environmental problems. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

EVR 5353 International Energy Policy (3). Focuses on 
the distribution of global energy resources and related 
issues. A comparison of the energy policies of various 
countries serves as the basis for exploring alternative 
energy policy approaches. Prerequisites: EVR 5355 or 
permission of the instructor. 

EVR 5355 Environmental Resource Policy (3). A survey 
of international and national environmental policy and the 
legal, economic, and administrative dimensions of 
international accords and selected U.S. law. Prerequisites: 
EVR 5320 or permission of the instructor. (S) 

EVR 5360 Protected Area Management (3). 

Interdisciplinary examination of ecological, administrative, 
and socio-economic aspects of managing protected 
natural areas. Case studies from developed and 
developing nations. 

EVR 5405 International Biological Conservation 
Accords (3). Survey of international biological 
conservation agreements. Topics include bilateral 
migratory wildlife agreements, the Berne Convention on 
Migratory Wildlife, CITES, Ramsar, the UNCED 
Biodiversity Treaty and the Statement of Principles on 
Forests. Prerequisites: EVR 5355 or permission of the 
instructor. 

EVR 5406 U.S. Endangered Species Management (3). 

History and implementation of the U.S. Endangered 
Species Act. Topics include legal and administrative 
aspects, reauthorization, procedures for recovery planning 
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success. Prerequisites: EVR 5355 or permission of the 
instructor. 

EVR 5410 The Human Population and Earth's 
Ecosystems (3). Explores the impact of the human 
population of Earth's ecosystems. Reviews current 
population data at global, regional, and local scales. 
Includes study of specific South Florida carrying capacity 
issues. 

EVR 5907 Research and Independent Study (VAR). The 

student works with a professor on a research project. 
Variable credit. 

EVR 5935 Special Topics (VAR). A graduate-level course 
dealing with selected environmental topics. The content 
will not necessarily be the same each time the course is 
offered. 

EVR 5936 Topics in Environmental Studies (3). An 

analysis of several current environmental topics. 

Recommended for primary and secondary school 
teachers. 

EVR 6322 Methods of Sustainable Resource 
Management (3) A study of methods and policies for 
achieving a sustainable environment. Covers project 
appraisal, resource modeling and national accounts in the 
context of resource sustainability. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

EVR 6329 Watershed Analysis and Management (3). 

An examination of the watershed approach to managing 
water and land resources. Integrating fundamental 
physical, chemical, and biological processes with human 
systems at the landscape scale using GIS. 

EVR 6950 Graduate Seminar (1) A weekly seminar that 
features guest speakers, student presentations, and 
discussions among graduate students and faculty. 
Environmental Studies graduate students are required to 
register during three semesters of their program. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

EVR 6970 Thesis Research (1-12) Supervised research 
towards completion of Master's Thesis. Repeatable. 
Prerequisite: Permission of Major Professor. 

EVR 6971 Master's Thesis (1-12) Completion of Master's 
Thesis. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Permission of Major 
Professor. 

EVR 6XXX GIS in Water Resources (3). Spatial analysis 
of watersheds and modeling of hydrological processes 
with emphasis on surface runoff, evapotranspiration and 
sub surface flow. Prerequisite: Environmental GIS or 
equivalent or permission of the instructor. 

EVS 5145 Ecotoxicology (3). Fate of chemicals and their 
acute and chronic toxicological effects on aquatic and 
wildlife systems. Dose-response relationships, 
bioavailability, bioconcentration, microbial degradation, 
and biomonitoring. Prerequisites: One year of biology and 
one year of chemistry and CHM 2200 and lab or 
permission of the instructor. 

EVS 5194 Applied Soil Biology (3). Examines biology of 
soil organisms and biologically-mediated chemical 
transformations occurring in soil ecosystems. Prerequisite: 
BSC 1011. 



EVS 5637 Ecological Risk Assessment (3). Evaluation 
of risks of foreign chemicals to aquatic and terrestrial 
systems. Concepts and methodology used in the hazard 
and risk assessment of toxic effluents, chemical/oil spills, 
and contaminated sediments. Prerequisites: One year of 
biology and one year of chemistry and CHM 2200 and lab 
or permission of the instructor. 

GIS 5050 Environmental GIS (3). Concepts of GIS, 
database design and management, advanced spatial 
analysis and modeling, uncertainty, error, and sensitivity in 
GIS. Focus on GIS project design, execution and 
presentation using AroGIS. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
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Forensic Science 

Bruce McCord, Associate Professor and Graduate 

Program Director 
Kenneth Fuiton, Professor and Co-Director, IFRI 
Jose R. Almirall, Associate Professor and Co-Director, 

IFRI 
Albert Sabucedo, Lecturer 

Administered by the International Forensic Research 
Insititue (IFRI), the Master of Science in Forensic Science 
is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare 
students for careers in local, state and national forensic 
science laboratories. The program may also be suitable 
preparation for doctoral instruction in several disciplines. 

Admission Requirements 

To be admitted into the Master's degree program in 
Forensic Science, a student must: 

1. Hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from 
an accredited college or university.* 

2. Have a 3.0 GPA in upper-level course work and a 
combined score (verbal and quantitative) of 1000 or 
higher on the Graduate Record Exam. 

3. Two letters of recommendation of the student's 
academic potential. 

4. Be accepted by a faculty sponsor. 

5. Receive approval from the Graduate Committee. 

6. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit 
a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language 
Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the 
iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

*Minimum requirement is the equivalent of a bachelor's 
degree in biology, chemistry or related science approved 
by the graduate committee. It is recommended that 
students have the equivalent of a minor in chemistry 
before taking the required courses. 

Degree Requirements 

The Master of Science in Forensic Science consists of a 
minimum of 32 credits, including a thesis based upon the 
student's original research or completion of an 
independent study report option.** 

A maximum of six credits of post-baccalaureate 
coursework may be transferred from other institutions, 
subject to the approval of the Graduate Committee. The 
graduate committee will consist of the Graduate Program 
Director and a member from each of the following 
departments: Chemistry, Biology, Criminal Justice and 
Psychology. The thesis committee shall consist of the 
research advisor (normally the faculty sponsor), and at 
least two additional committee members who have some 
expertise in the graduate student's research area. All 
members must hold graduate faculty status. 

Required Courses: 

BSC 5406 Forensic Biology 3 

CHS 5542 Forensic Chemistry 3 

CHS 5531 Forensic Analysis 3 



BSC 5931 


Thesis Proposal 
or 


1 


CHM 6935 


Thesis Proposal 

or 

approved cognate 1 


1 




BSC 5975 


Thesis Defense Seminar 
or 


1 


CHM 6971 


Thesis Defense Seminar 

or 

approved cognate 1 


1 




BSC 6971 


Thesis 
or 


6 


CHM 6970 


Thesis 
or 

approved cognate 1 


6 



Electives 1 5 

Equivalent courses in the student's area(s) of thesis 
concentration may be substituted upon approval by the 
thesis committee in consultation with the Graduate 
Program Director (i.e.,CCJ, GLY, PHY, PSY). 2 At least 
fifteen credits of additional graduate-level courses, 
workshops and laboratories (excluding research and 
seminar) from participating departments approved by the 
thesis committee in consultation with the Graduate 
Program Director. [Consult the Director for a selected list 
of Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Criminal Justice, 
and Legal Psychology courses]. 

**A report option is available for students with at least one 
year of forensic science lab work experience. Students 
approved for this option can replace "Thesis" with 
"Independent Study in Forensic Science (CHS6905)" and 
the two additional required courses "Analytical Toxicology 
(CHS5539)" and "Advnaced Quality Control (STA5664)". 

Graduation Requirements 

A grade of "C" or higher must be obtained in all courses 
with a cumulative average of 3.0/4.0 or higher, and 
presentation and submission of a satisfactory research 
thesis to the Thesis Committee. 



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History 

Victor M. Uribe, Associate Professor and Chairperson 

N. David Cook, Professor 

John C. Coombs, Assistant Professor 

Gwyn Davies, Assistant Professor 

Alexandra Cornelius-Diallo, Assistant Professor 

Rebecca Friedman, Associate Professor 

Veronique Helenon, Assistant Professor 

Sherry Johnson, Associate Professor and Director of 

Graduate Studies 
Alan Kahan, Professor 
Howard Kaminsky, Professor Emeritus 
Lara Kriegel, Assistant Professor 
Felice Lifshitz, Professor 
Kenneth Lipartito, Professor 
Aurora Morcillo, Associate Professor 
Laura Nenzi, Assistant Professor 
Akin Ogundiran, Associate Professor 
Joseph F. Patrouch, Associate Professor 
Brian Peterson, Associate Professor 
Joyce S. Peterson, Associate Professor and Associate 

Dean 
Darden Asbury Pyron, Professor 
Howard B. Rock, Professor 
Mark D. Szuchman, Professor and Interim Dean 
Chantale Verna, Assistant Professor 
Kirsten Wood, Associate Professor 

Master of Arts in History 

The Department of History offers the M.A. degree, with 
concentration in one of four culture areas: United States, 
Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Students will choose a 
Thesis, Report, or Internship in Public History option, in 
consultation with the Department's Graduate Program 
Director. The degree requirements for the M.A. vary 
according to the option taken. 

Entrance Requirements 

Requirements for admission into the M.A. degree program 
in History are the same regardless of the option selected. 
Applicants must also satisfy any additional requirements 
the University sets for admission to graduate work. 
Applications should include transcripts from any 
postsecondary institutions attended, and two (2) letters of 
recommendation. 

Applicants seeking entrance for the Fall Term should 
prepare all application materials in time for the Department 
of History to receive them no later than February 15. 
Completed applications generally receive notification of 
admission by March 15. 

Application materials from individuals seeking entrance 
for the Spring Term must be received by the Department 
of History no later than October 15. Completed 
applications generally receive notification of admission by 
December 1. 

1. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an 
accredited institution and have a 3.0 GPA in upper-level 
work. An applicant who feels they will strengthen their 
application may also submit scores on the Graduate 
Record Examination. The GRE is not, however, required. 

2. Two letters of recommendation. Applicants should 
ensure that each letter on their behalf is signed by the 
author along the sealed flap of the envelope. Letters 
should be mailed directly to the Graduate Program 



Director, together with the waiver form available from the 
Department of History website. 

3. Applicants must have completed 12 semester-hours 
of credit (on the basis of 3-hour courses) in upper division 
undergraduate courses in History, or equivalent, as 
approved by the Graduate Program Director. 

Any applicant with fewer than twelve (12) semester- 
hours of undergraduate courses in History should consult 
the Graduate Program Director about taking at least six (6) 
semester-hour graduate credits as a Special Student 
(consult the University Catalog and the Office of Graduate 
Admissions). After completing this work with an average 
grade of "B+" (3.3), the student may apply for regular 
admission. Other methods may be pursued with the 
permission of the Graduate Program Director. 

The above admissions criteria are only minimum 
requirements. All applications are reviewed by the 
Graduate Committee which makes the final admissions 
recommendation to the University Graduate School. 

Degree Requirements 

Thesis Option 

1. A minimum of 30 semester-hours for the degree, 
including the maximum of six semester-hours of Thesis 
Research. All course work must be taken at FIU. 

2. A minimum of 24 semester-hours of course work, 
including two Research Seminars. 

3. Reading competence in a foreign language, 
demonstrated by achieving a Pass or High Pass on the 
departmental examination. Courses taken to attain 
language competency do not count towards the degree. 
The Latin American concentration requires proficiency in 
Spanish, Portuguese, or another language appropriate to 
the student's field; the modern European concentration 
requires proficiency in an appropriate European language; 
the United States concentration requires proficiency in any 
of the above, or competency in social science quantitative 
skills, demonstrated by receiving a grade of "B" or higher 
in an appropriate course approved for this purpose by the 
Graduate Program Director; the medieval or ancient 
concentration in two languages; one of Hebrew, Latin, 
Greek or another ancient language as deemed appropriate 
by the student's advisor, and one modern European 
language. 

4. The following limits are placed in accumulating credits 
toward the M.A. degree: 

a. No more than six semester-hours of HIS 5908 
(Independent Study) are permitted. 

b. Students must receive the grade of "B" (3.0) or better 
in order for any course to count toward the degree. 

c. Students are prohibited from taking more than one 
Research Seminar per semester. 

d. Students are prohibited from taking graduate-level 
cross-listed courses that they have already taken at the 
undergraduate level. 

5. All students are required to take HIS 6059 (Historical 
Methods). 

6. Core Area. Students will select one core area for 
concentration in United States History, European History, 
African History or Latin American and Caribbean History, 
in consultation with the Graduate Advisor. Twelve 
semester-hours of course work will be taken within the 
core area. 

7. Breadth Areas. Students will take six semester-hours 
in breadth areas. These may be courses taken within the 



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Department of History that are outside the culture area of 
concentration, or in associated disciplines outside of the 
Department (with the approval of the Graduate Advisor), or 
a combination of the two. 

8. Students will take one elective course for 3 semester- 
hours. 

9. Students will register for up to six semester-hours of 
HIS 6970 (Thesis Research). 

10. At least one research seminar, and one other 
course, must be comparative. Comparative courses must 
have HIS or WOH prefixes, or else be Independent Study 
approved for this purpose by the Graduate Program 
Director. 

11. The thesis must be successfully defended and 
formally approved by a Thesis Committee composed of 
three members, two of whom must be graduate faculty 
members of the Department of History. The Thesis 
Committee is convened and headed by the thesis 
supervisor. 

12. The degree candidate will prepare the thesis in 
accordance with the regulations stipulated in the 
University's Graduate Policies Manual. The degree will be 
conferred after the approval of the final version of the 
thesis by the Offices of the Dean of the College of Arts and 
Sciences and the University Graduate School. 

Report Option 

1 . A minimum of 30 semester-hours of course work are 
needed for the M.A. degree. The report option does not 
set requirements for Core/Breadth area distribution. 
Students will design their course work in consultation with 
the Graduate Program Director and the relevant faculty. All 
courses must be taken in the Department of History at 
FIU. 

2. A minimum of two Research Seminars must be taken. 
One seminar or other paper will, with the approval of the 
professor for whom it was written, be revised as a report 
and submitted to the Graduate Committee for final 
approval. 

3. HIS 6059 (Historical Methods) is required of all 
students. 

4. 6 semester-hours, not including Historical Methods, 
must be comparative. Comparative courses must have 
HIS or WOH prefixes, or else be Independent Study 
approved for this purpose by the Director of Graduate 
Studies. 

5. The following limits are placed on accumulating 
credits towards the Master's degree: 

a. Students must receive the grade of "B" (3.0) or better 
for the course to count toward the degree. 

b. HIS 5908 (Independent Study) is limited to six 
semester-hours. 

Internship in Public History Option 

1. A minumum of 30 semester hours for the degree, 
including 6 semester hours of Independent Study tied 
to an internship in the fields of Museum Studies or 
Public History. The internship requires a minimum of 
300 hours of work that is to be documented by the 
project supervisor or musuem director. The internship 
must be approved by the Graduate Program Director 
and supervised by a regular member of the 
department's faculty. Students must submit a written 
report following departmental regulations of their 
internship activities to the Graduate Committee before 
the degree can be awarded. 



2. A minimum of 24 semester hours of course work, of 
which 6 credit hours must be taken from the following 
list of courses: HIS 5067 (Public History), HIS 5084 
(Museum History), ARH 5850 (Introduction to 
Museum Studies), ARH 5851 (Museum Ethics). Other 
appropriate courses may be substituted with 
permission of the Graduate Program Director. 

3. A minimum of two Research Seminars. 

4. HIS 6059: Historical Methods 

5. The following limits are placed on accumulating 
credits toward the Internship in Public History Option 
of the MA degree: 

a) Students must receive the grade of 'B' or 
better in order for any course to count toward 
the degree. 

b) Students may not take more than one 
Research Seminar per semester. 

c) Students may not take graduate-level cross- 
listed courses which they have already taken 
as an undergraduate. 

History M.A. Option 

Only students who have been admitted to the Ph.D. 
program without previously receiving an M.A. in History 
are eligible to pursue this track. 

1) Completion of 39 hours of course work for graduate 
history credit. All course work must be taken at FIU, 
and receive a grade of "B" (3.0) or better. 

2) Completion of a minimum of two Research Seminars. 

3) Completion of Historical Methods. 

4) Reading competency in a language other than 
English. 

5) Approval of this option by the Graduate Program 
Director, who will determine if the student is making 
satisfactory progress towards the Ph.D. 

Doctor of Philosophy in History 

The doctoral program in History offers students 
opportunities to concentrate on the areas of Latin America, 
Africa, the United States, or Europe. The program contains 
an underlying comparative framework based on the 
civilizations of the Atlantic, which allows students to 
explore the many dimensions of crosscultural exchanges. 
The curriculum thus emphasizes the comparative 
framework around the Atlantic experience, and reflects the 
vitality of a cross-disciplinary approach. 

Admission to the Program 

Every applicant must complete an application form, and 
submit college transcripts, GRE scores and the application 
fee to the Office of Graduate Admissions. A curriculum 
vitae, writing sample, statement of research interests, and 
at least two letters of recommendation together with the 
waiver form available from the Department of History 
should be submitted to the Graduate Program Director. 
For those transferring into the program who already hold 
the M.A., the thesis, when available, should be submitted 
as the sample. Admission requires a GRE score meeting 
University standards and a minimum undergraduate GPA 
of 3.0. Applicants with M.A. degree are required to have a 
graduate GPA of at least 3.25. International graduate 
student applicants whose native language is not English 
are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 90 on 
the iBT TOEFL (equivalent to 575 on the paper-based 



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version, or 232 on the computer-based version of the Test 
of English as a Foreign Language) is required. 

Applicants seeking entrance for the Fall Term should 
prepare all application materials in time for the Department 
of History to receive them no later than January 15. 
Applicants will be notified of the Department's 
recommendation regarding their application no later than 
March 15. 

Application materials from individuals seeking entrance 
for the Spring Term must be received no later than 
October 15. Applicants will be notified of the Department's 
recommendation no later than December 1 . 

Degree Requirements 

Number of Credits and Nature of Required 

Courses 

A minimum of 60 semester-hours of credit are required 
beyond the Master of Arts degree of which 9 credits will be 
taken as a common core consisting of historical methods, 
an introductory reading seminar in Atlantic Civilization and 
a research seminar in Atlantic Civilization. A further 18 
credits are required in the student's core culture area to be 
chosen from the United States, Latin America and the 
Caribbean, Africa, or Europe. An additional 12 credits are 
required in geographical/topical areas outside the culture 
area of concentration. These out-of-area distribution 
courses may be taken in either History or a cognate 
discipline. A maximum of 24 hours of dissertation credit is 
required. Students entering the Ph.D. program without a 
MA should follow the requirements of the MA Report 
Option in structuring their first 30 credits of graduate work. 
After completion of these 30 credit hours, students' 
progress and standing in the program will be reviewed by 
the Graduate Committee before they are allowed to take 
additional work. 

Language Requirements 

The language requirement may be fulfilled in one of two 
ways: 1) thorough knowledge of one foreign language and 
reading knowledge of another are required of all students; 
or 2) students may demonstrate knowledge of one 
language and competency in social science quantitative 
skills. Language requirements vary, according to the 
concentration fields. In cases where the dissertation will be 
in the history of US or English-speaking countries, one 
language plus the quantitative skill is sufficient. In Latin 
American history, Spanish and Portuguese are expected. 
Language exams will be graded on a High Pass, Pass, 
and Fail basis; a High pass is required in the student's 
primary language. Students should check with the 
Department's Director of Graduate Studies to determine 
which languages are appropriate for their program of 
studies. 

Composition of Course Work 

A minimum of 60 semester-hours of work after completion 
of the Master's degree in History are required, of which a 
maximum of 24 hours are permitted for the doctoral 
dissertation. The courses form part of the student's 
development in the field, factual and interpretive, in 
preparation for the comprehensive written and oral 
examinations to qualify for doctoral candidacy. A minimum 
of 27 hours of residency (e.g., three semesters for full-time 
students) is expected prior to filing for the qualifying 
examinations. The student may, in consultation with the 
faculty, decide that more work is necessary before the 



exams are attempted. The standard course load of nine 
hours per semester means that the qualifying 
examinations will usually be administered near the end of 
the second year of residency, or at the beginning of the 
third year. 

Course Requirements beyond the Master's 
degree 

Common Core 9 

Culture Area Concentration 18 

Out-of-Area Distribution 12 

Dissertation 24 

Total 63 

Common Core Courses: (9) 

Historical Methods 

Advanced Readings in Atlantic Civilization 

Research in Atlantic Civilization 

Culture Area Concentration Courses: (18 credits 

minimum from either AFH, AMH, EUH, LAH, or WOH core 

below). 

Readings in African History 

Readings in American History 

Readings in European History 

Readings in Latin American History 

Advanced Readings in American History 

Advanced Readings in European History 

Advanced Readings in Latin American History 

Research in African History 

Research in American History 

Research in European History 

Research in Latin American History 

Out-of-Area Distribution Courses: (12 credits outside 
general field concentration or in other departments). 

Dissertation Research: (24 credits) 
The time needed for the research and writing of 
dissertations in History is variable, although doctoral 
candidates normally spend one year engaged in 
continuous field research and a second year in full-time 
writing. The program expects students to devote a 
minimum of 15 hours to activities related to the 
dissertation subsequent to candidacy, that is, after passing 
the Comprehensive Examinations. 

Comprehensive Examinations and the 
Dissertation. 

Following completion of all course work, satisfaction of 
language requirements, the constitution of a dissertation 
committee, and the approval of a dissertation proposal by 
that committee, students will be required to pass a written 
and an oral comprehensive examination, and to write a 
dissertation. 

Restrictions 

1. The grade of "B" or better is required for graduate 
credit. 

2. At the end of the second semester of residence, or 
upon completion of the first 18 credit-hours of work, the 
Graduate Committee will examine and evaluate the 
student's progress and prospects. Professors will provide 
detailed written evaluations of the work of all first-year 
Ph.D. students they have taught. Students whose progress 
is deemed insufficient will be advised to withdraw from the 
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3. No more than 6 semester-hours of Topics (5935) 
courses toward meeting the degree requirements, without 
permission of the Director of Graduate Studies. 

4. No more than 6 semester-hours of HIS 5908 
(Independent Study) toward meeting the degree 
requirements, without permission of the Director of 
Graduate Studies. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

AFH-African History; AMH-American History; EUH- 
European History; HIS-General; LAH-Latin American 
History; WOH-World History. 

AFH 5905 Readings in African History (3). An 
examination of historiographical traditions within African 
history. Topics will vary; with a change in theme, the 
course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AFH 5935 Topics in African History (3). An examination 
of specific themes in African history. Topics will vary. With 
a change in theme, the course may be repeated. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AFH 6915 Research in African History (3). Research in 
primary and secondary sources on African History. 
Subjects may vary. May be repeated with departmental 
approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AFH 6XXX Research Seminar in African History I (3). 

Semester one of a two-semester research seminar 
investigating topics in African history. Topics may vary. 

AFH 6XXX Research Seminar in African History II (3). 

Semester two of a two-semester research seminar 
investigating topics in African history. Prerequisite: AFH 
6XXX Research Seminar in African in History I. 

AMH 5905 Readings in American History (3). Students 
read books from different historiographical traditions and 
with conflicting interpretations about an important subject 
in American history. Subjects will vary according to 
professor. Course may be repeated with departmental 
approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AMH 5935 Topics in American History (3). An 

examination of specific themes or topics in American 
history. The theme will vary from semester to semester. 
With a change in theme, the course may be repeated. 
(The theme will be announced in the yearly schedule). 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AMH 6906 Advanced Readings in American History (3). 

Detailed analysis of a selected topic in American History. 
May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

AMH 6915 Research in American History (3). Students 
conduct research in primary and secondary sources on 
aspects of important subjects in American History. 
Subjects will vary according to professor. Course may be 
repeated with departmental approval. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

AMH 6XXX Research Seminar in American History I 
(3). Semester one of a two-semester research seminar 
investigating topics in American history. Topics may vary. 

AMH 6XXX Researh Seminar in American History II (3). 

Semester two of a two-semester research seminar 



investigating topics in American history. Topics may vary. 
Prerequisite: AMH 6XXX Research Seminar in American 
History I. 

ASH 5446 Pre-Modern Japan (3). Survey of key 
historiographical interpretations on the history of early 
modern Japan (1600-1868), including 'classics' and recent 
works that introduce new avenues of research. 

ASH 5905 Readings in Asian History (3). Graduate 
reading seminar dedicated to issues of gender, identity, 
and authority in China, Japan, and other regions of Asia. 

ASH 5930 Topics in Asian History (3). An examination of 
topics in Asian history such as gender, modernization, 
transnational encounters, or the intersection of culture and 
politics. Comparative approach emphasized. 

EUH 5905 Readings in European History (3). Students 
read books from different historiographical traditions and 
with conflicting interpretations about an important subject 
in European history. Subjects will vary according to 
professor. Course may be repeated with departmental 
approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

EUH 5935 Topics in European History (3). An 

examination of specific themes or topics in European 
history. The theme will vary from semester to semester. 
With a change in theme, the course may be repeated. 
(The theme will be announced in the yearly schedule). 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

EUH 6906 Advanced Readings in European History (3). 

Detailed analysis of a selected topic in European history. 
May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

EUH 6915 Research in European History (3). Students 
conduct research in primary and secondary sources on 
aspects of important subjects in European History. 
Subjects will vary according to professor. Course may be 
repeated with departmental approval. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

EUH 6XXX Research Seminar in European History I 
(3). Semester one of a two-semester research seminar 
investigating topics in history. Topics may vary. 

EUH 6XXX Research Seminar in European History II 
(3). Semester one of a two-semester research seminar 
investigating topics in European History. Topics may vary. 
Prerequisite: EUH 6XXX Research Seminar in European 
History I. 

HIS 5067 Public History (3). The theory, methods and 
practice of history in non-academic settings, including 
museums, national parks, governmental agencies, 
corporations, and community organizations. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Standing. 

HIS 5084 Museum History (3). Examines key texts in the 
history of museums in modern Europe and the United 
States. Among issues it addresses are nationalism, 
imperialism, memory, and identity politics. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Standing. 

HIS 5289 Comparative History (3). A study of specific 
topics in history that cut across regional, national, and 
chronological lines. The topics will change from semester 
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be repeated. (The topic of the course will be announced in 
the yearly schedule). Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

HIS 5347 History of Social Thought (3). Examines the 
evolution of major currents in Western social thought from 
the nineteenth century to the present, emphasizing how 
these ideas have influenced historians' work. 

HIS 5908 Independent Study (VAR). Individual 
conferences, assigned readings and reports on 
independent investigations, with the consent of the 
instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

HIS 5910 Advanced Research Seminar (3). Small group 
sessions will analyze particular subject areas in history, 
with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

HIS 5930 Special Topics (3). An examination of specific 
themes or topics in history. The theme will vary from 
semester to semester, and with a change in content, the 
course may be repeated. (The theme will be announced in 
the yearly schedule). Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

HIS 5940 Supervised Teaching (1-3). The students will 
work under the close supervision of a regular member of 
the faculty in a mentorial fashion. The supervision will 
cover various aspects of course design and delivery in 
history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

HIS 6059 Historical Methods (3). A seminar designed to 
introduce the beginning graduate student to the technical 
aspects of the study of history. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

HIS 6159 Historiography (3). An introduction to the 
discipline of history, with primary and secondary readings 
allowing exploration of the evolution of historical schools of 
thought over several generations. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

HIS 6906 Advanced Readings in Atlantic Civilization 
(3). A team-taught, comparative course dealing with the 
interactions between at least two of the geographical fields 
of concentration. May focus on one or more topics. 
Required of all Ph.D. students during their first term of 
study in the program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

HIS 6918 Research in Atlantic Civilization (3). A 

research seminar on cross-cultural topics, involving the 
comparative method. Required of all Ph.D. students in the 
program, during second term of residence. Topics will 
vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

HIS 6970 Thesis Research (1-10). Research toward 
completion of Master's Thesis. May be repeated. 
Prerequisite: Permission of Department. 

HIS 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Completion of 

Doctoral Dissertation. Prerequisite: Permission of Major 
Professor and Doctoral Candidacy. 

LAH 5905 Readings in Latin American History (3). 

Students read books from different historiographical 
traditions and with conflicting interpretations about an 
important subject in Latin American history. Subjects will 
vary according to professor. Course may be repeated with 
departmental approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LAH 5935 Topics in Latin American History (3). An 

examination of specific themes or topics in Latin American 



history. The theme will vary from semester to semester. 
With a change in theme, the course may be repeated. 
(The theme will be announced in the yearly schedule). 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LAH 6906 Advanced Readings in Latin American 
History (3). Detailed analysis of a selected topic in Latin 
American history. May be repeated as topics vary. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LAH 6915 Research in Latin American History (3). 

Students conduct research in primary and secondary 
sources on aspects of important subjects in Latin 
American history. Subjects will vary according to 
professor. Course may be repeated with departmental 
approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LAH 6XXX Research Seminar in Latin American 
History I (3). Semester one of a two-semester research 
seminar investigating topics in Latin American History. 
Topics may vary. 

LAH 6XXX Research Seminar in Latin American 
History II (3). Semester two of a two-semester research 
seminar investigating topics in Latin American history. 
Topics may vary. Prerequisite: LAH 6XXX Research 
Seminar in Latin American History I. 

WOH 5236 The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the 
Making of African Diaspora, 1441-1807 (3). Topics 
include slavery and economy in Africa and the Diaspora, 
as well as Diasporic religion, kinship, gender, sexuality, 
language, oral tradition, resistance, and creolization. 

WOH 5237 The African Diaspora Since the End of the 
Slave Trade (3). Primary emphasis on history of social 
and intellectual movements. Topics include slave 
resistance, black nationalism, socialism, anticolonialism, 
gender, art and literature, and afrocentrism. 

WOH 5XXX Topics in World History (3). An examination 
of specific themes in World History. Topics will vary with a 
change in theme, the course may be repeated. 
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor or graduate 
standing. 

WOH 6XXX Research Seminar in World History I (3). 

Semester one of a two-semester research seminar 
investigating topics in World history. Topics may vary. 

WOH 6XXX Research Seminar in World History II (3). 

Semester two of a two-semester research seminar 
investigating topics in World history. Topics may vary. 
Prerequisite: WOH 6XXX Research Semester in World 
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International Relations 

John F. Clark, Associate Professor and Chairperson 

Majid Al-Khalili, Lecturer 

Clair Apodaca, Assistant Professor 

Thomas A. Breslin, Professor 

Ralph S. Clem, Professor 

Peter R. Craumer, Associate Professor 

Francois Debrix, Associate Professor 

Shlomi Dinar, Assistant Professor 

Damian J. Fernandez, Professor 

Jennifer Gebelein, Assistant Professor 

Harry D. Gould, Assistant Professor 

Gail M. Hollander, Assistant Professor 

Antonio Jorge, Professor 

Paul Kowert, Associate Professor 

Charles G. MacDonald, Professor 

Felix Martin, Assistant Professor 

Mohiaddin Mesbahi, Associate Professor 

Rod Neumann, Associate Professor 

Nicholas G. Onuf, Emeritus Professor 

Patricia L. Price, Associate Professor 

Elisabeth Prugl, Associate Professor 

Benjamin Smith, Assistant Professor 

Gregory B. Wolfe, Emeritus Professor 

The Department of International Relations offers two 
advanced degrees: a Master of Arts in International 
Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy in International 
Relations. The Department emphasizes a multi-disciplinary 
approach to graduate education. This emphasis reflects 
the many disciplines and perspectives represented in the 
Department, and it results in a vital and challenging 
exchange of ideas among students and faculty members. 
Together they investigate a stimulating range of topics, 
from the traditional concerns of foreign policy and national 
security to contemporary global issues such as 
democratization, the environment, human rights, refugees, 
and social movements. These scholarly inquiries are 
generally informed by an engagement with social and 
political theory, to which students are exposed through a 
closely coordinated set of graduate reading seminars. 
Many members of the Department have longstanding 
regional interests, as do many other members of the 
University faculty. The program boasts of strengths in 
Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the 
Caribbean, the Middle East, and Europe. 

The Department of International Relations is an affiliate 
member of the Association of Professional Schools of 
International Affairs. 

Master of Arts in International Studies 

The MA program draws on the curricular resources of all 
the University's social science departments. It is designed 
to prepare students for careers in government, the private 
sector, or international agencies, or for doctoral studies. 
The College of Arts and Sciences offers certificate 
programs in African-New World Studies, Asian Studies, 
Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Transnational 
and Regional Studies, among other. The graduate 
program encourages its MA students to pursue regional 
certification in conjunction with their work in the MA 
program. 



Admission Requirements 

To be considered for admission to the MA program, 
applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 in upper-level work, or 
its equivalent, from a recognized institution of higher 
education, and a combined score of 1000 on the verbal 
and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record 
Examination. International graduate student applicants 
whose native language is not English are required to 
submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on 
the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 
Admissions requirements are minimums and even if the 
minimums are met, admission is not assured. 
Scholarships and renewable assistantships are available. 

Degree Requirements 

The MA program requires a minimum of 36 semester 
hours of credit at the graduate level. Undergraduate 
courses taken to satisfy prerequisites for graduate courses 
will not count toward the 36 hour minimum requirement. 
The Graduate Advisory Committee may approve the 
transfer of a maximum of six graduate credits earned in 
another recognized institution of higher education. 

Core Sequence (15 credits) 

All MA students must complete a core sequence of five 

courses (15 credits), each of which reflects a distinctive 

disciplinary point of view. These courses are: 

GEO 6473 Space, Place and Identity 

INR 6706 Politcal Economy of International 

Relations 
INR 5609 Contemporary Dynamics of 

International Relations 
INR 5615 Research Design in International 

Relations 
INR 601 7 Comparative Approaches to Area 

Studies and Global Issues 

Major Field (9 credits) 

MA students also must select a major field of study in (1) 
Global Institutions and Issues, or (2) International 
Relations and Foreign Policy, by taking three courses (9 
credits) from an extensive list of approved courses in the 
social sciences. Students must take at least two courses 
offered by the Department of International Relations to 
satisfy the field requirement. 

Electives (6 credits) 

To satisfy the program's elective requirement, students 
may take two additional courses (6 credits) from the field 
lists. Students wishing to elect other graduate-level 
courses offered by the University may do so with 
permission of the Graduate Director. 

Thesis and Alternatives (6 credits) 

To complete degree requirements, MA students have the 
option of (a) writing a thesis or (b) taking a comprehensive 
examination. Before electing any of these options, 
students must demonstrate competence in the use of a 
foreign language other than English. 

Any student electing (a) to write a thesis will normally 
take 6 credit hours of thesis supervision and prepare a 
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of the University graduate faculty. A graduate faculty 
member of the Department of International Relations must 
chair any thesis committee thus constituted. No thesis may 
be approved until the writer has defended it in a public 
examination. Any student electing (b) to take a 
comprehensive examination must have 6 semester hours 
of course work in preparation for the exam. One half of the 
comprehensive examination will cover the core sequence 
of courses, and the other half will cover the student's 
major field. 

Doctor of Philosophy in International 
Relations 

The Ph.D. program is designed to prepare students for 
careers as scholars and teachers. It provides students with 
a solid theoretical foundation while allowing individual 
latitude for rigorous research on a wide range of subjects. 
Students work closely with dedicated, internationally 
recognized scholars. 

Admission Requirements 

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program, all 
applicants must have a bachelor's degree, or its 
equivalent, from a recognized institution of higher 
education, or have received a bachelor's degree before 
they matriculate in the program. 

Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate grade 
point average of 3.2, or its equivalent, a minimum grade 
point average of 3.5 for all combined graduate work and a 
combined score of 1120 on the first two sections of the 
Graduate Record Examination. International graduate 
student applicants whose native language is not English 
are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 90 on 
the iBT TOEFL (equivalent to 575 on the paper-based 
version, or 232 on the computer-based version of the Test 
of English as a Foreign Language) is required. 

Applications will be reviewed only in the spring term for 
fall admission. 

Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 90 semester hours of 
credit at the graduate level. 

Undergraduate courses taken to satisfy prerequisites for 
graduate courses will not count toward the 90 hour 
minimum requirement. Students earning a MA degree 
within the last five years may count 36 credits toward the 
90 hour minimum requirement. The Graduate Advisory 
committee may approve the transfer of a maximum of 12 
graduate credits earned in a non-degree capacity at FIU. 

Core Sequence (18 credits) 

All Ph.D. students must complete a core sequence of six 
courses (18 credits). These courses are: 
GEO 6473 Space, Place, and Identity 

INR 5609 Contemporary Dynamics of 

International Relations 
INR 5615 Research in International Relations 

INR 6604 International Relations Theory I 

INR 6608 International Relations Theory II 

INR 6706 Political Economy of International 

Relations 



Major and Minor Fields (21 credits) 

Students must select a major field of study in (1) Global 
Institutions and Issues (2) Comparative Area Studies (3) 
Foreign Policy and Security Studies, or (4) International 
Law by taking four courses (12 credits) from a list of 
approved courses. Students must also offer a minor field 
of study consisting of at least three courses (9 credits), (a) 
by choosing a second field from the above list, (b) by 
taking a Ph.D. field in some other teaching unit of the 
University, or (c) by creating a field in consultation with the 
Graduate Director and three members of the University 
faculty. 

Electives (27 credits) 

To satisfy the Ph.D. program's elective requirement, 
students must take 27 credits of additional course work, 
including independent study courses. Students wishing to 
elect a course or courses offered in the University may do 
so with permission of the Graduate Director. Students 
must demonstrate an ability to use a foreign language 
other than English for scholarly purposes. 

Comprehensive Exams 

Within 6 months of completing the foreign language 
requirement and 66 hours of course work, students must 
sit for written comprehensive examinations on the core 
sequence and in both of their fields. Students may sit for 
their comprehensive examination during the term in which 
they complete these requirements. After passing all three 
parts, students are examined orally on all parts. 

Dissertation 

Within 3 months of passing written and oral examinations, 
students should publicly present a dissertation proposal 
that is acceptable to a committee of at least four qualified 
scholars. Three members of the committee, including the 
dissertation supervisor, must be graduate faculty members 
of the Department of International Relations. One must be 
from outside the department, but inside FIU. Other 
members must be approved by the Graduate Director. 

To complete program requirements, Ph.D. degree 
candidiates must enroll for 24 dissertation credits and 
maintain matriculation until the dissertation has been 
completed. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

GEA-Geography-Regional (Area); GEO-Geography- 
Systemic; INR-lnternational Relations; 

GEA 6409 Landscapes of Violence and Healing in the 
Americas (3). Nation building in the Americas cycles 
between violence (political, economic, cultural) and healing 
(through magic, rituals, religion or the arts). Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

GEO 5135 Surveillance, Intelligence, and Inter-national 
Relations (3). This seminar focuses on the role of 
advanced technology in obtaining information via orbital or 
land-based surveillance systems on issues of international 
relations such as warfare and globalization. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

GEO 5136 Remote Sensing (3). Satellite image and 
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GEO 5177 Topics in Geographic Information Systems 
(3). Geographic concepts are studied in a computer-based 
mapping environment. Both social and physical data are 
used. Students receive a background in spatial analysis 
and basic cartography. 

GEO 5415 Topics in Social Geography (3). Topics 
discussed include geographic aspects of population and 
ethnicity, with emphasis on sources and analysis of data 
and pertinent concepts. Prerequisites: GEA 2000, 
graduate standing, or permission of the instructor. 

GEO 5557 Globalization (3). Examines the 
transformation of the world economy and of global finance, 
the changing significance of sovereignty and territoriality, 
the effects of space-time compression on everyday life, 
and associated shifts in culture and identity. 

GEO 6473 Space, Place and Identity (3). Explores 
space, place and identity in international relations. Focus 
is on the importance of the spatial relations in structing the 
politics of nationalisms, ethnicities, and genders. 

GEO 6478 Critical Geopolitics (3). Explains to students 
new methods of and approaches to critical geopolitical 
analysis. Provides students with analytical tools to start 
investigation of geopolitical issues relevant to their 
research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

INR 5012 Global Issues and Human Rights (3). 

Identification, articulation and clarification of global issues 
that affect Human Rights and the global strategies used to 
challenge and overcome obstacles. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

INR 5036 Politics of Globalization (3). Intensive 
examination of state and global institutions that have 
shaped process of economic globalization. Topics include 
impact on sovereignty, human rights, labor and agenda- 
setting of large and small nation-states. 

INR 5062 War, Peace and Conflict Resoultion in INR 
(3). Explores the genesis of interstate conflict, the 
evolution of crisis, the outbreak of war and peace. 
Analyzes conflict resolution and post-conflict 
reconstruction processes in international relations. 

INR 5072 The Media and International Relations (3). 

Explores impact of visual and print media on practice and 
theory of international relations. Encourages students to 
question how representation of international relations 
issues are produced by everyday media culture. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

INR 5086 Islam in International Relations (3). Analysis 
of the role of Islam in shaping the dynamics of 
contemporary international relations. Emphasis on the 
ideological, cultural, and political role of Islamic 
movements and states, and their relations with the West. 

INR 5087 Ethnicity and the Politics of Development (3). 

This course examines the conceptual and substantive 
dimensions of ethnicity in the context of world politics and 
political development. The course will highlight ethnicity 
and ethnic groups as critical factors in North-South politics. 

INR 5088 Feminism and International Relations (3). 

Familiarizes students with major theoretical traditions of 
feminist thinking and surveys feminist literature in the sub- 
fields of security studies, political economy, and global 



governance. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

INR 5255 Seminar in African Development (3). 

Examines political, economic and social development in 
Sub-Saharan Africa in an international context. Introduces 
students to sources for research in African international 
development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

INR 5275 International Relations of the Middle East (3). 

Focuses on IR of the contemporary Middle East, the 
foreign policy of major regional states, regional conflicts, 
and the US and other great powers' involvement, and 
dynamics of social and religious movements and 
revolutions. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 

permission of the instructor. 

INR 5315 Foreign Policy Analysis (3). Comparative 
examination of theories of foreign policy making, 
emphasizing the international, domestic, and 
organizational contexts in which national policies are 
formulated and enacted. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

INR 5352 Environment and Security (3). Examines the 
relationship between environmental issues and 
international security. Surveys such topics as resource 
scarcity, environmental degradation, and deforestation and 
their implications for national and regional security. 
Considers such topics as international environmental law, 
and international environmental regimes. 

INR 5409 International Law I (3). Role of international law 
in the relations of states; nature, development, theory, 
sources of law; international personality; jurisdiction, 
including territory and nationality; dispute settlement. 

INR 5507 International Organizations I (3). Study of 
international organizations and their role in international 
relations. Emphasis on their legal status, rule-making 
capacities and role in dispute settlement and maintenance 
of peace. 

INR 5544 The New Asian Century (3). Critically 
examines Asian regional identity, Asia's role in the modern 
world economy, national and regional institution building, 
new security challenges, and the legacy of the past. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

INR 5607 International Relations and Development (3). 

An analysis and conceptualization of the process of 
development as it takes place in the international context. 
Special attention given to the role of international 
organizations in promoting development and the manner in 
which differences in developmental levels conditions 
international relations. 

INR 5609 Contemporary Dynamics of International 
Relations (3). Surveys the 20th century's large events and 
important tendencies decade by decade, as registered by 
intellectual and policy elites at the time. 

INR 5615 Research Design in International Relations 
(3). Introduces graduate students to the principles of 
formulating and defending a compelling research design, 
gathering and analyzing evidence, and producing 
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INR 5906 Independent Study (VAR). Directed 
independent research. Requires prior approval by 
instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

INR 5935 Topics in International Relations (3). Varies 
according to the instructor. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

INR 5943 Internship in International Relations (1-6). 

Permits student to gain direct experience with analysis and 
conduct of international affairs. Work required for 
internship must be determined in consultation with 
instructor. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
permission of the instructor. 

INR 5945 Graduate Pedagogy (1). The development of 
teaching skills required by graduate assistants, including 
classroom skills, designing examinations, etc. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Assistants. 

INR 6008 Colloquium in International Studies (3). A 

systemic and International Relations theory supplemented 
with a consideration of legal, institutional and 
developmental issues. Prerequisite for MIB students: INR 
6603 (World Politics). 

INR 6010 Global Governance (3). Surveys contemporary 
writings on international regimes, global civil society, the 
relationship of global economics and politics, changing 
models of world order, and intergovernmental 
organizations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

INR 6017 Comparative Approaches to Area Studies 
and Global Issues (3). Provides students the necessary 
tools to approach global issues from the comparative 
perspective of how they play out in different regions of the 
world. 

INR 6019 Seminar in Comparative Area Studies (3). 

Examines contemporary issues in area studies, with 
focused attention on the interplay between domestic and 
international forces and the conditioning effects of global 
structures. Topics vary by instructor. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

INR 6056 Environment and Development (3). Examines 
the relationship of development and the environment from 
a social theory perspective. Emphasizes Third World 
problems such as deforestation and soil erosion. 

INR 6089 International Relations and Human Rights 
(3). Examination of national and international factors 
affecting respect for human rights. Special emphasis on 
international human rights groups, foreign policy, and 
politics of policy implementation. 

INR 6107 U.S. Foreign Policy (3). Examines the 
structures and processes that shape U.S. policy toward 
other nations. Topics include: systemic constraints, 
state/society relations, interest groups, bureaucracy, and 
leadership. 

INR 6209 Comparative Foreign Policy of Latin America 
(3). Theories, history, and political-economic dynamics of 
Latin American foreign policies and international relations. 
(S) 

INR 6245 The Military, Latin America and International 
Security (3). Explores the supra-nationalization of the 
military institution in Latin America and how this has 
caused a transformation of its functional missions in the 



international and regional security and peace. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

INR 6266 Seminar in Russian Foreign Policy (3). Close 
analysis of the theoretical foundation and policy evolution 
of Soviet/Russian role in international affairs of the 20th 
century. 

INR 6338 Seminar in Strategic Studies (3). Close 
analysis of key traditional and non-traditional concepts of 
the field of Strategic Studies, i.e. the genesis of power, war 
and peace, security and their relevance to and impact on 
International Relations. 

INR 6406 International Law II (3). The course, which is 
the second of a two course graduate sequence, focuses 
on special topics, e.g., treaties, state responsibility, force 
and jurisdiction. Prerequisites: INR 5409 or permission of 
the instructor. 

INR 6604 International Relations Theory I (3). An 

analysis of the traditional approaches to international 
relations theory, beginning with the classic works in the 
field. Emphasizes the philosophical and normative 
underpinnings of realism, idealism, liberalism and 
radicalism. 

INR 6605 Contemporary International System (3). 

Study of synthetic review of theories of development and 
approaches to the study of development as a process of 
social, political, and economic change. Prerequisites: CPO 
5036 and ESC 5025. 

INR 6606 Political Psychology of International 
Relations (3). Study of psychological explanations for 
political behavior in international relations. Topics include: 
cognitive, motivational, and bureaucratic decision theories; 
leadership; and public opinion. 

INR 6608 International Relations Theory II (3). Surveys 
contemporary theories of International Relations, including 
neorealism, theories of cooperation among states, 
approaches to international political economy, and critical 
theories. 

INR 6706 Political Economy of International Relations 
(3). Examines contempory theoretical and policy debates 
in the area of international political economy. Reviews key 
concepts, theories and approaches used in the study of 
IPE. Prerequisites: INR 6604 or permission of the 
instructor. 

INR 6967 Preparation: Comprehensive Examination (1- 

9). Students prepare for comprehensive examination 
under the direction of a faculty member. 

INR 6975 Thesis (1-6). Registration for students working 
on their thesis. Prerequisite: All other course work for the 
Master's in International Studies. 

INR 7910 Pre-Dissertation Research (1-9). Students 
develop a dissertation proposal under the direction of a 
faculty member. 

INR 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Supervised research 
on an original research project to be submitted in partial 
fulfillment of doctoral degree requirements. Prerequisites: 
Permission of the Major Professor and Doctoral 
Candidacy. 



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Latin American and Caribbean 
Studies 

Eduardo A. Gamarra, LACC, Director 
Julissa Castellanos, LACC, Associate Director 
Astrid Arraras, MCC, Graduate Program Director 

LACC Academic Advisory Committee 
Irma Alonso, Economics 
Maria Aysa-Lastra, Sociology/Anthropology 
David Bray, Environmental Studies 
Ana Roca, Modern Languages 
Victor Uribe, History 

The Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean 
studies (MALACS) is a multidisciplinary program that 
requires students to concentrate half their courses in one 
disciplinary or topical area. The program's main objective 
is to prepare graduates for careers as analysts for the 
public and private sectors. Many graduates also continue 
on to doctoral-level studies in a variety of academic 
disciplines. While the program is strongest in the social 
sciences, opportunities are available for students to also 
concentrate their study in the areas of cultural studies, 
environmental studies, history, international business, 
Hispanic literature and film and Bilingual Journalism. Full- 
time students can expect to complete the program in 12- 
24 months. The program stresses a close faculty-student 
advising relationship and includes the participation of 
visiting scholars from Latin America, the Caribbean, and 
other regions. 

MALACS is administered by the FIU Latin American and 
Caribbean Center (LACC), one of the largest area and 
language studies centers in the US that specializes in the 
region. In addition to the MALACS degree, LACC also 
administers joint JD/MALACS and MBA/MALACS degree 
programs that allow the student to receive both degrees in 
substantially less time than would be required to pursue 
each degree individually. LACC also administers 
partnership degree programs with the Joint Forces Staff 
College and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security 
Coopertation (WHINSEC). More information on joint and 
partnership degrees is found at the end of this section. 

For further information please contact LACC Graduate 
Program Director, Latin American and Caribbean Center, 
Florida International University, University Park DM 353, 
Miami, Florida 33199. Phone: (305) 348-2894; Fax: (305) 
348-3593; email: MALACS@fiu.edu , or see the MALACS 
web site at http://lacc.fiu.edu . 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the following minimum admissions 
requirements: 

1. Completed FIU graduate application. 

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited 
institution for higher education, or equivalent. 

3. A grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
(or equivalent) for the last two years of 
undergraduate study and for any post- 
baccalaureate study. 

4. A combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 
1000 (40th percentile) on the GRE or the equivalent 
percentile or higher on other exams such as 
EXADEP, GMAT or LSAT. 

5. A statement of purpose consistent with the goals of 
the program. 



6. Three letters of recommendation. 

7. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to 
submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 
80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is 
required. 

8. Application for M.A. assistantship or fellowship (if 
applicable). 

9. Approval by the program admissions committee. 
Note: The above admission requirements are minimums 
and not all students meeting them are assured admission. 
Students with either a grade-point average or GRE score 
below the above minimums may still apply and request 
conditional admission. The student must provide an 
explanation of why the waiver is being requested. 

Degree Requirements 

The MALACS program requires 36 graduate credits. Nine 
credits consist of the program's multidisciplinary gateway 
course (3 credits) and two research methods courses (6 
credits). Twelve credits are taken in one of the MALACS 
concentrations. Nine credits of breadth requirements are 
taken from at least two other areas of MALACS 
concentration or from courses outside the concentrations 
with Latin American and Caribbean content. MALACS 
offers four graduation exit options (see exit options below): 

1 . Completion of thesis project (6 credits), 

2. Participation in one semester internship and 
preparation of a major research paper (6 credits), 

3. Completion of two directed research projects (6 
credits), or 

4. Completion of six (6) additional credits of Latin 
American and Caribbean courses and passing a 
comprehensive examination. 

As a non-credit requirement, students must demonstrate 
advanced knowledge in Spanish or Portuguese or, when 
approved, another foreign language from Latin America or 
the Caribbean. 

Note: The International and Comparative Law 
concentration is only available to students in the joint 
JD/MALACS degree program described below. 

MALACS Course Work 

A minimum of thirty credits of course work, to be selected 
from the approved list of MALACS graduate courses, is 
required. Courses must be passed with a grade of 'B' or 
better and distributed as follows: 

1) The gateway course, LAS 6003 Survey of Latin 
America and the Caribbean (3 credits). 

2) Two research methods courses: (1) introductory 
research methods course either in the student's 
concentration or (2) one offered by MALACS; and 
LAS 6930 Latin American and Caribbean Data 
Analysis (3 credits). 

3) MALACS concentration: 12 credits (four courses) 
selected from the graduate offerings of the student's 
concentration (Andean Studies, Brazilian Studies, 
Caribbean Studies, Comparative Politics, 
Comparative Sociology, Cuban Studies, Cultural 
Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Foreign 
Policy and Security Studies, Haitian Studies, Hispanic 
Literature and Film, History, International Business, 
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Development, International Relations, or Bilingual 
Journalism). The 12 credits must include the 
concentration's introductory foundation or theory 
course(s) when designated. 

Breadth requirements: nine credits (three courses) 

selected from the graduate offerings of at least two 

MALACS concentrations other than those of the 

student's primary concentration. Subject to approval 

of the LACC Graduate Program Director, up to six 

credits (two courses) may be selected from the 

graduate offerings of FIU programs outside those of 

the MALACS concentrations, provided the courses 

have substantial Latin American and Caribbean 

content. 

FIU policy also allows the transfer of 6 graduate credits 

from other universities or between FIU graduate programs, 

provided the courses meet program subject matter 

requirements. 

Foreign Language 

Each student is required to demonstrate reading 
proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese, or in another 
language such as French, Haitian Creole, or Dutch when 
justified by research interests. Proficiency demonstrated 
by scoring an advanced level on the ACTFL exam for 
Spanish, Portuguese, or French. For other languages, 
corresponding tests of proficiency and levels of 
achievement will be required. 

Advanced level on the ACTFL exam (2+ on the US 
government scale) can normally be attained by students 
with six undergraduate semesters of langauge instruction 
(in basic, intermediate and advanced level). Attainment of 
the required language proficiency is the responsibility of 
the student and extra instruction to achieve the required 
proficiency level must be taken outside the MALACS 
curriculum. Fellowships and scholarships to study 
Portuguese and Haitian Creole are available to selected 
MALACS students. Opportunities for students to improve 
their language proficiency is provided in courses offered by 
the FIU Modern Languages Department, through special 
summer institute language programs, and by taking 
designated Foreign Language Across Curriculum (FLAC) 
courses. Completion of a FLAC course meets the 
MALACS language proficiency requirement. 

MALACS Graduation 
Exit Options 
1)Thesis Option 

Students pursuing careers in the public or private sectors 
requiring strong research and analytic skills, or students 
planning to continue with Ph.D. studies, are encouraged to 
select the MALACS thesis exit option. The thesis is 
publicly defended and approved by a committee of three 
graduate faculty members. The committee chair and at 
least one other member must be from FIU departments 
offering courses in the MALACS concentrations. The 
committee as a whole must be drawn from at least two 
concentration departments. During the thesis period, 
students register for thesis credits (six credits minimum 
required) with their thesis committee chair. 

2) Internship and Major Research Paper Option 

As a substitute for the thesis option, students may select 
an internship and major reserach paper exit option. The 
internship exit option entails a one semester resident 
internship in either the public or private sector. Internships 



are related to the student's MALACS concentration. A 
major professor from a department offering MALACS 
concentration courses supervises the internship. 
Internships may be arranged through LACC or by the 
student. Upon completion of the resident internship, the 
student prepares and publicly defends a major research 
paper related to the internship. During the internship 
period, students register for internship credits (six credits 
minimum required) with their major professor. 

Directed Research Option 

Another substitute for the thesis option is a directed 
research exit option. Students selecting this option will 
prepare and publicly defend two major research papers 
during this option. One research paper will address a topic 
in the student's MALACS concentration and the second 
paper will be a topic of more general interest to the region. 
Students will register for two directed research seminars (3 
credits each) with their major professor(s). 

Comprehensive Examination Option 

A comprehensive examination exit option is available for 
mid-career professionals who already possess strong 
research and analytic skills or for those whose educational 
interests do not encompass a thesis or internship option. 
Students selecting the comprehensive examination option 
complete two additional courses in Latin American and 
Caribbean studies (6 credits required). The LACC 
Graduate Program Director arranges for the student to 
take comprehensive examinations covering the student's 
MALACS concentration and multidisciplinary Latin 
American and Caribbean issues. Students will not receive 
credit for the comprehensive exam. 

Course Descriptions 

Definitions of Prefixes 

FLAC — Foreign Language Across Curriculums; 

LAS —Latin American and Caribbean Studies; 

SSI — Interdisciplinary Courses. 

F —Fall semester offering; S —Spring semester offering; 

SS — Summer semester offering. 

LAS 5907 Independent Study (1-3). Supervised readings 
or field research and training. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. (F,S,SS) 

LAS 5920 Teaching Latin American Studies (1). 

Fundamentals in the teaching of Latin American Studies. 
Relevance and effectiveness of various methods and 
strategies, as well as pedagogy-related exercies. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F) 

LAS 5933 Graduate Seminar in Latin American Studies 
(1). Exposes graduate students to interdisciplinary issues 
for students pursuing the MA in Latin American and 
Caribbean Studies. May be repeated for credit up to 3 
times. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. (F,S,SS) 

LAS 5955 Haiti Study Abroad (3). Study abroad 
examination of Haitian Politics and Society. Part of Haitian 
Summer Institute. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LAS 5XXX Culture and Society in the Rio de la Plata 
(3). Argentinean and Uruguayan societies through an 
interdisciplinary approach and a series of relevant texts. 
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LAS 6003 Survey of Latin America (3). A 

multidisciplinary, multimedia survey of the history, politics, 
societies and cultures of the countries of Latin America 
and the Caribbean. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F) 

LAS 6017 Intelligence Issues in Latin America and the 
Caribbean (3). Survey of US intelligence community and 
its interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean since 
its 1940's formation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LAS 6025 Seminar: The Humanities in Cuba (3). 

Interdisciplinary graduate seminar on the development of 
the humanities in Cuba, focusing on the major 
movements, artists and works in architecture, visual arts, 
literature, music and dance. FLAC course. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Standing. (F) 

LAS 6905 Directed Research in Latin American and 
Caribbean Studies (3). Directed research under a major 
professor conducted to meet MALACS graduation 
requirements instead of a thesis. Two directed research 
courses are required. Prerequisite: Completion of all 
MALACS courses. (F,S,SS) 

LAS 6930 Latin American and Caribbean Data Analysis 
(3). This course introduces students to basic empirical 
data analysis techniques while they complete an empirical 
research project in a Latin American or Caribbean topic. 
Prerequisite: Recommend a graduate research design 
course. (S) 

LAS 6934 Research Seminar in Latin American and 
Caribbean Studies (3). Introduces students to 
intermediate level research methods while they complete a 
directed research project in Latin American and Caribbean 
studies. Prerequisites: LAS 6930 or equivalent. (F) 

LAS 6942 Internship in Latin American and Caribbean 
Studies (1-6). Supervised internship leading to a major 
research paper in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 
Prerequisite: All MALACS course work completed. 
(F,S,SS) 

LAS 6970 Thesis (1-6). Requires students to enroll for 
thesis research for at least one credit hour every semester 
until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: Completion of all 
MALACS courses. (F,S,SS) 

MALACS Approved Courses 

A sample of courses approved for each MALACS 
concentration is provided on the MALACS web site at 
http://lacc.fiu.edu . 

Courses approved for the MALACS program are posted 
each semester on the FIU Class Schedule at 
http://sis2.fiu.edu/classschedule . Under Special Programs 
and Certificate Programs select Latin American & 
Caribbean Studies. All courses listed from 5000 through 
7000 series may be applied to the degree program. 
Approved courses are also posted each semester outside 
LACC (DM 353) or are available from the Graduate 
Program Director. 

MALACS Joint and Partnership Degree 

Programs 

Joint JD/MALACS Degree Program 

An agreement approved by the University Graduate 
School, between the FIU College of Law and the College 
of Arts and Sciences allows students to pursue 
simultaneously the Juris Doctor (JD) and MALACS 



degrees, thereby saving considerable time over pursuing 
each degree separately. Students must meet the entrance 
requirements for both the JD and MALACS programs. 
Fifteen credits from the law school curriculum will be 
allowed toward the MALACS program and will constitute a 
MALACS concentration in International and Comparative 
Law. Nine credits from the MALACS program will also 
count toward the law school curriculum requirements. All 
other requirements to receive either the JD or MALACS 
degree must be met. Additional information on the joint 
degree program is available on the College of Law and 
MALACS web sites. 

Joint MBA/MALACS Degree Program 

An agreement approved by the University Graduate 
School, between the FIU Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Graduate 
School of Business and College of Arts and Sciences 
allows students to pursue simultaneously the Master's in 
Business Administration (MBA) and MALACS. In doing so 
the student will finish both programs much sooner than if 
they pursue each degree separately. Students must meet 
the entrance requirements for both the MBA and MALACS 
programs. Twelve credits from the MBA curriculum will be 
allowed toward the MALACS program and will constitute a 
MALACS concentration in International Business. Nine 
credits from the MALACS program will also count toward 
the MBA curriculum requirements. All other requirements 
to receive either the MBA or MALACS degree must be 
met. Additional information on the joint degree program is 
available on the Chapman Graduate School of Business 
and MALACS web sites. 

MALACS Partnership Degree with the Joint Forces 
Staff College 

An agreement between FIU and the Joint Forces Staff 
College (JFSC) of the National Defense University, allows 
JFCS graduates to transfer 15 JFSC credits toward the 
MALACS degree completion requirements. Students will 
receive a MALACS concentration in Foreign Policy and 
Security Studies from JFSC courses. Students wishing to 
take advantage of this partnership must be accepted into 
the MALACS program through normal application 
procedures. Once accepted, students are required to take 
15 credit hours of MALACS courses (5 classes): a 
research methods class, LAS 6003, LAS 6930, and two 
breadth courses in at least two MALACS concentrations 
other than Security Studies. JFSC students must also 
complete a MALACS exit option (6 credit hours) and meet 
MALACS language proficiency requirements. Additional 
information on the JFSC partnership degree program is 
available on the MALACS web site. 
MALACS Partnership Degree with the Western 
Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation 
An agreement between FIU and the Western Hemisphere 
Institute for Security Coopertaion (WHINSEC) allows 
WHINSEC graduates to transfer 15 WHINSEC credits 
toward the MALACS degree completion requirements. 
Students will receive a MALACS concentration in Foreign 
Policy and Security Studies from WHINSEC courses. 
Students wishing to take advantage of this partnership 
must be accepted into the MALACS program through 
normal application procedures. Once accepted, students 
are required to take 15 credit hours of MALACS courses 
(5 classes): a research methods class, LAS 6003, LAS 
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concentrations other than Security Studies. WHINSEC 
students must also complete a MALACS exit option (6 
credit hours) and meet MALACS language proficiency 
requirements. Additional information on the WHINSEC 
partnership degree program is available on the MALACS 
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Liberal Studies 

Paul Draper, Professor and Graduate Program Director 

Sean Allen-Hermanson, Assistant Professor 

Michelle Beer, Associate Professor 

Bongkil Chung, Professor 

Christopher Grau, Assistant Professor 

Kenton Harris, Lecturer and Assistant Dean 

Bruce Hauptli, Professor 

Kenneth Henley, Professor 

George Kovacs, Professor 

Kenneth Rogerson, Professor 

Paul Warren, Associate Professor 

Kiriake Xerohemona, Lecturer 

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies 

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program is 
designed for students who possess a strong desire for 
intellectual growth and challenge and an interest in 
interdisciplinary research. It offers students individualized 
programs of graduate study that transcend traditional 
disciplinary boundaries and yet lie squarely within the 
venerable tradition of liberal education. 
The MALS curriculum includes three sets of activities: 

1. Students take a least three Great Ideas Seminars, 
in which they study the books, theories, and 
discoveries that have had the greatest impact on 
the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social 
sciences. 

2. Students undertake an Interdisciplinary 
Concentration consisting of at least six courses 
spanning three different disciplines unified by a 
theme chosen by the student in consultation with an 
advisor. 

3. Students complete a Capstone Project — either a 
Master's Thesis or a shorter Master's Essay —on 
a topic related to the unifying theme of their 
Interdisciplinary Concentration. 

Unlike many graduate programs in Liberal Studies, which 
have no departmental "home," the MALS program at FIU 
is housed in the Department of Philosophy, whose 
members (listed above) have responsibility for 
coordinating the program, teaching and arranging guest 
lectures for the Great Ideas Seminars, helping students 
develop their Interdisciplinary Concentrations, and 
ensuring that Capstone Projects are supervised by 
appropriate experts. 

Degree Requirements 

Thirty-three semester credit hours of course work and a 
cumulative GPA of 3.0 are required for the MALS degree. 

Great Ideas Seminars* 9 

Interdisciplinary Concentration* 18 

Master's Essay or Master's Thesis 3 or 6 

"Since 33 hours are required of all MALS students. 
Students who receive 3 hours for a Master's Essay instead 
of 6 hours for a Master's Thesis must complete either four 
Great Ideas Seminars (12 hours) or a 21 hour 
Interdisciplinary Concentration. 

A prospective MALS student may have already 
completed some graduate level courses either at FIU or 
elsewhere. Such graduate work may count towards the 
MALS degree and in particular towards the student's 



Interdisciplinary Concentration if the following conditions 
are satisfied. 

1. The student received a grade of "B" or better in 
those courses. 

2. Those courses are approved by the student's 
advisor and the Graduate Program Director. To 
obtain such approval, the courses must be 
appropriately related to the theme unifying the 
student's Interdisciplinary Concentration. 

3. No more than six graduate semester hours can be 
transferred from another university. 

Admission Requirements 

To be admitted into the MALS program, a student must: 

1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited 
college or university; 

2. Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in 
upper-level work; 

3. Obtain a combined score (verbal and quantitative) 
of 1000 or higher on the Graduate Record Exam 
(GRE); 

4. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to 
submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 
80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is 
required; and 

5. Submit a substantial writing sample that is judged 
by the MALS admissions committee to be of 
satisfactory quality. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

IDS —Interdisciplinary Studies. 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering 

IDS 6931 Great Ideas Seminar: The Age of Science (3). 

Great ideas from the natural sciences. Study of the 
historical development, the evidential basis, and the 
broader implications of those ideas. Reflection on the 
nature and methods of modern science. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

IDS 6937 Great Ideas Seminar: Special Topics (3). 

Intensive interdisciplinary investigation of a single great 
idea such as natural selection or infinity. Study of that 
idea's cross-disciplinary development, its impact, and its 
uses and misuses. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

IDS 6938 Great Ideas Seminar: Human Nature (3). 

Great religious, philosophical, and scientific ideas about 
human nature. Discussion of the view that human beings 
have no nature. Study of such thinkers as Confucius, 
Plato, Darwin, Freud, Skinner, and Sartre. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

IDS 6939 Great Ideas Seminar: Politics and Society (3). 

Great ideas in political and social thought from Plato to the 
present. Topics include political obligation, the nature of 
the state, social and economic justice, social contract, 
liberty, the rule of law, and community. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

IDS 6972 Master's Essay (1-3). For students working on 
a master's essay. Oral presentation required. 

Prerequisite: All other coursework for the Master of Arts in 
Liberal Studies Degree. 



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IDS 6973 Master's Thesis (1-6). For students working on 
a master's thesis. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
permission of the instructor. 



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Linguistics 

Feryal Yavas, Lecturer and Director, English 
Lynn M. Berk, Professor Emerita, English 
Jean-Robert Cadely, Assistant Professor, Modern 

Languages 
Tometro Hopkins, Associate Professor, English 
John B. Jensen, Professor, Modern Languages 
Peter A. Machonis, Associate Professor, Modern 

Languages 
Monica Prieto, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages 
Ana Roca, Professor, Modern Languages 
Ellen Thompson, Associate Professor, English 
Mehmet Yavas, Professor, English 

Master of Arts in Linguistics 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the University's Graduate general 
admissions requirements; GPA of minimum 3.0, two letters 
of recommendation, and an essay on the reasons for 
pursuing an MA. in linguistics. International graduate 
student applicants whose native language is not English 
are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 100 
on the iBT TOEFL (equivalent to 600 on the paper-based 
version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language) is 
required. 

Degree Requirements 

The Master of Arts in Linguistics requires 36 graduate 
hours in Linguistics. Twenty-one of the 36 hours are in 
required courses, the remainder in electives. Beside 
maintaining an overall 3.0 average in all courses, students 
must also obtain a minimum of a 'B' in each of the required 
courses ('B-' is not acceptable in these courses) and a 
minimum of a 'C in each elective course a ('C-' is not 
acceptable). Course work will be as follows: 

Required Courses (15) 

LIN 5018 Introduction to Linguistics 

LIN 5206 Phonetics 

LIN 6323 Phonology 

LIN 6510 Syntax I 

LIN 6805 Semantics 

A minimum of one course from each of the following 

groups: 

Structure Courses (3) 

LIN 5501 English Syntax 

LIN 5431 Morphology 

SPN 5705 Structure of Spanish 

FRE 5855 Structure of French 

LIN 6572 Structure of a Non Indo-European 

Language 
LIN 6520 Syntax II 

LIN 5574 Languages of the World 

History Courses (3) 

LIN 51 07 History of the English Language 

LIN 5146 Historical and Comparative Linguistics 

SPN 5845 History of the Language 

FRE 5845 History of the Language 

The remaining hours must be selected from other 

Linguistics (LIN) graduate offerings. Certain non-linguistics 



courses can be accepted with the approval of the 
Lingusitics Committee. 

Foreign Language Requirement 

Students with no background in foreign languages will be 
required to take LIN 6572 "Structure of a Non-Indo- 
European Language" as a part of their 36-hour program. 

Examination Requirement 

Students will be required to take a written comprehensive 
exam in the core areas of Linguistics. For any student who 
is writing a thesis and has a GPA of 3.7 or above, the 
thesis defense will constitute the comprehensive exam. 

Thesis/Non-Thesis Options 

Students may elect to follow a thesis or a non-thesis 
option. Those electing to write a thesis will take up to six 
credit hours in thesis research as part of their required 36 
hours. When completed, the thesis will be defended orally 
before a committee made up of three graduate faculty 
members, including the thesis director. Those electing to 
follow the non-thesis option will take all 36 hours in non- 
thesis courses. 

Course Descriptions 
Definition of Prefixes 

LIN - Linguistics. 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering 

LIN 5017 Cognitive Linguistics (3). Explores the nature 
of human reason and categorization as revealed by 
language. Examines the role of metaphor, imagination, 
and bodily experience in human thought processes. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5018 Introduction to Linguistics (3). Introduction to 
Linguistic theory and analysis, with special emphasis on 
the major components of languages and modern 
approaches to their analysis. (F) 

LIN 5019 Metaphor, Language, and Literature (3). 

Examines nature of metaphor as a cognitive phenomenon; 
how we use metaphor to conceptualize basic physical and 
cultural notions; role of cognitive metaphor in literature. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3013 or LIN 5018. 

LIN 5107 History of the English Language (3). Study of 
the development of the grammar and vocabulary 
represented in samples of the English language from the 
8th century to modern times. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 
3013, LIN 5018 or the equivalent. (F) 

LIN 5108 Language Universals (3). Universal properties 
of language from two major perspectives: those of 
Typologists and of Universal Grammarians. A variety of 
linguistic structures and theoretical explanations are 
examined. Prerequisites: LIN 3013, or LIN 3010, or LIN 
501 8, or the equivalent. 

LIN 5146 Historical and Comparative Linguistics (3). 

The study of linguistic methodology for determining 
historical and genetic relationships among languages. 
Diachronic syntax and its methodology will be included. 
The relevance of historical and comparative linguistics to 
similar processes found in language acquisition and to 
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LIN 5206 Phonetics (3). The study of the articulatory 
mechanisms used in producing speech sounds and of 
their acoustic properties. Ear training in the phonetic 
transcription of speech sounds used in the world's 
languages. (F) 

LIN 5207 Acoustic Phonetics (3). Introduction to 
principles of acoustic and instrumental phonetics, including 
the physics of speech sounds and use of the sound 
spectrograph and other instruments. Prerequisites: LIN 
3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the equivalent, plus one 
additional course in phonetics or phonology. Corequisite: 
One of the prerequisites may be counted as a corequisite. 

LIN 5211 Applied Phonetics (3). Study of sounds and 
suprasegmentals of English. Comparison of phonetic 
features of English with those of other languages. 
Universal constraints and markedness in learning 
second/foreign language pronunciation. Prerequisites: LIN 
3010, LIN 3013, or LIN 5018 or the equivalent. 

LIN 5431 Morphology (3). The study of linguistic 
methodology for determining the morphological and 
syntactic structures of languages. Distinct theoretical 
approaches to analysis will be emphasized. Recent 
developments in linguistics that bear on language- 
universal and language-specific aspects of morphology. 
Prerequisite: LIN 6323. 

LIN 5501 English Syntax (3). This course will focus on 
syntactic analysis of English. Although the course itself is 
non-theoretical, it uses a variety of underlying theoretical 
approaches to train students in syntactic analysis. (F,S) 

LIN 5574 Languages of the World (3). Introduces the 
student to the richness of human linguistic diversity while 
demonstrating concurrently the underlying universality of 
human language. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or 
LIN 5018 or the equivalent. 

LIN 5601 Sociolinguistics (3). Principles and theories of 
linguistic variation with special attention to 
correspondences between social and linguistic variables. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5603 Language Planning: Linguistic Minority 
Issues (3). Introduction to the field of language planning. 
Minority linguistic issues in developing and developed 
nations: official languages, endangered languages, and 
language as problem and/or resource. Prerequisites: LIN 
3010, LIN 3013, LIN 501 8 or the equivalent. 

LIN 5604 Spanish in the United States (3). An 

examination of the sociolinguistic research into Spanish in 
the U.S.: varieties of Spanish, language attitudes, 
language contact and change, and aspects of language 
use. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5613 Dialectology (3). The geography of language 
variation: linguistic geography, atlases, national and 
regional studies. Dialectology within a modern 
sociolinguistic framework; research approaches. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5625 Studies in Bilingualism (3). Readings and 
analysis of bilingual programs and binational goals. 



Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5715 Language Acquisition (3). The study of the 
processes underlying normal first-language acquisition. 
The focus is on the development of the subsystems of 
language (i.e., the phonological, morphological, syntactic, 
and semantic subsystems) in the child's growing command 
of his or her native language. 

LIN 5720 Second Language Acquisition (3). Research, 
theories, and issues in second language acquisition. 
Topics include the Monitor Model, the role of the first 
language, motivation, age, individual differences, code- 
switching, and the environment; affective variables and 
attitudes. 

LIN 5732 Speech Errors and Linguistic Knowledge (3). 

This course focuses on the nature of linguistic errors 
produced by speakers in their native languages. Students 
will read research on errors produced by adult native 
speakers of a language, on first-language errors of 
children, and on errors made by persons acquiring a 
second language. 

LIN 5733 Methods of Teaching Accent Reduction (3). 

Theory and methods regarding the teaching of 
pronunciation to non-native speakers of a language. 
Hands-on practice in helping non-native speakers improve 
their pronunciation. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 
5018 or the equivalent. 

LIN 5734 Teaching Linguistics (1). Introduces graduate 
students to pedagogical issues and strategies in the 
teaching of linguistics. Topics include textbook selection, 
writing syllabi, student assessment, and professional 
ethics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LIN 5748 Survey of Applied Linguistics (3). Application 
of linguistics to problems in many fields, such as literature, 
translation, criminal justice, speech pathology, computer 
science, communications, public policy, and language 
instruction. Prerequisites: LIN 3010 or LIN 3013 or LIN 
501 8 or the equivalent. 

LIN 5760 Research Methods in Language Variation (3). 

Research in sociolinguistics, dialectology, bilingualism: 
problem definition, instrument design, data collection and 
analysis, including sampling techniques and statistical 
procedures. Prerequisites: LIN 5601, LIN 5625, LIN 5613 
or other course in variation. 

LIN 5825 Pragmatics (3). Study of the relationships 
between language form, meaning, and use. Special 
emphasis on speech act theory. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, 
LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the equivalent. 

LIN 5934 Special Topics in Linguistics (3). Content to 
be determined by instructor. May be repeated for credit 
when content changes. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, 
or LIN 5018. 

LIN 6323 Phonology (3). The study of phonological 
processes in languages and linguistic methodology for 
phonological analysis. Emphasis will be placed on recent 
theoretical questions concerning such issues as the 
abstractness of underlying forms, the naturalness of 
processes, and the relevance of markedness to a 
phonological description. Prerequisite: LIN 5206, 
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LIN 6510 Syntax I (3). This course will expose students to 
the theoretical models on which much contemporary work 
in English grammar is based. Students will read works on 
selected topics such as structural linguistics, 
transformational grammar, and case grammar. Specific 
content may change from semester to semester. May be 
re-taken for credit when content changes. Prerequisites: 
LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the equivalent. (S) 

LIN 6520 Syntax II (3). In-depth analysis of contemporary 
theories of syntax. May be repeated for credit with content 
changes. Prerequisite: LIN 6510. (F) 

LIN 6562 Discourse Analysis (3). The study of the 
organization of language above the sentence level, such 
as conversational interactions and written texts. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 6572 Structure of a Non-Indo-European Language 
(3). An in-depth study of the structure of a non-Indo- 
European language. The particular language to be studied 
will be varied from semester to semester. Course may be 
repeated. Prerequisites: LIN 5018, LIN 5206, LIN 5222, 
and a course in syntax. 

LIN 6602 Language Contact (3). A study of the language 
changes that occur when two or more languages come 
into contact with one another. The course will also 
examine the characteristics of the individuals and 
communities involved in such contact. 

LIN 6706 Current Research Methods in 
Psycholinguistics (3). Review of current research in 
psycholinguistics, including adult production and 
comprehension, first and second language acquisition, and 
language disorders, Students conduct original research in 
one of these areas. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or 
LIN 501 8 or the equivalent. 

LIN 6805 Semantics (3). The study of linguistic 
semantics. Language-universal and language-specific 
properties of the semantic structure of words and 
sentences will be considered. Students will be exposed to 
a variety of approaches to the study of meaning. 
Prerequisites: Introductory course in Linguistics or 
permission of the instructor. (S) 

LIN 6905 Independent Study (VAR). This course is 
designed for students who wish to pursue specialized 
topics in advanced Linguistics: phonetics, phonology, 
morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, 
historical linguistics, or language contact. Prerequisites: 
Introductory course in Linguistics or permission of the 
instructor. 

LIN 6934 Special Topics in Linguistics (3). Content to 
be determined by students and instructor. (Approval of the 
Department required.) 

LIN 6937 Seminar in Linguistics (3). Topics vary each 
semester. Prerequisite: A previous course in the same 
sub-area of Linguistics. 

LIN 6971 Thesis (1-6). Prerequisite: Completion of all 
other requirements for the M.A. degree in Linguistics. 



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Mathematics 

Enrique Villamor, Professor and Chairperson 

Gerardo Aladro, Associate Professor 

Chongsheng Cao, Assistant Professor 

Laura DeCarli, Associate Professor 

Tedi Draghici, Assistant Professor 

Julian Edward, Associate Professor 

Domitila Fox, Instructor 

Laura Ghezzi, Assistant Professor 

Susan Gorman, Instructor 

Gueo Grantcharov, Assistant Professor 

Steven M. Hudson, Associate Professor 

George Kafkoulis, Associate Professor 

Mark Leckband, Associate Professor 

Thomas Leness, Associate Professor 

Bao Qin Li, Professor 

Diana McCoy, Instructor 

Abdelhamid Meziani, Professor 

Richard Nadel, Instructor 

Taje Ramsamujh, Associate Professor 

David Ritter, Associate Professor 

Michael Rosenthal, Instructor 

Dev K. Roy, Associate Professor 

Richard L. Rubin, Associate Professor 

Philippe Rukimbira, Professor 

Anthony C. Shershin, Associate Professor 

Carmen Shershin, Instructor 

Minna Shore, Instructor 

Theodore Tachim Medjo, Associate Professor 

Louis Roder Tcheugoue Tebou, Assistant Professor 

Anna Wlodarczyk, Instructor 

Miroslav Yotov, Assistant Professor 

John Zweibel, Associate Professor 

Master of Science in Mathematical 
Sciences 

Admission 

The following are in addition to the University's graduate 
admission requirements: 

1. Bachelor's degree in mathematics, applied 
mathematics or mathematical sciences from an accredited 
university or college. 

2. A 'B' average or higher in upper division mathematics 
courses. 

3. Graduate Record Examination taken within the past 
five years, with at least 650 on the quantitative portion and 
500 on each of the other two parts. 

4. Three letters of recommendation concerning the 
candidate's achievement and potential, from persons 
familiar with the candidate's previous academic 
performance. 

5. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

6. Approval of the Graduate Committee. 

Core Courses 

The student must complete a minimum of 24 semester 
hours of graduate course work. This course work must 



include 5 courses from the following two lists, with at least 
2 from each list. 

List A: 

MAA 5406 
MAA5616 
MAP 5316 
MAS 5311 
MAS 5312 
MHF5107 
MHF 5306 
MTG 5326 
List B: 
MAD 5405 
MAP 5236 



Complex Analysis 
Introduction to Real Analysis 
Ordinary Differential Equations 
Graduate Algebra 
Galois Theory 
Graduate Set Theory 
Graduate Mathematical Logic 
Introduction to Algebraic Topology 



Numerical Methods 3 

Mathematical Techniques of Operations 
Research 3 

Partial Differential Equations 3 

Methods of Applied Analysis 3 

Applied Linear Algebra 3 



MAP 5326 
MAP 5407 
MAS 5145 

Electives 

The remaining 9 hours of course work will be used to 
fashion a coherent program of study best suited to the 
student's needs and interest. This requires the prior 
approval of the Graduate Committee and may be done in 
one or a combination of the following ways: a) Further 
work from lists A and B. b) A maximum of 2 courses of 
independent study, taken with Mathematical Sciences 
faculty, c) Graduate level course work in Engineering, 
Physics or Statistics. 

Master's Project 

The student will complete his or her graduation 
requirements by writing an expository paper under the 
direction of a faculty member. The student may earn six 
credit hours (MAT 5970 Master's Research) in preparing 
the project. Successful completion of the Master's project 
requires a grade of 'B' or higher, as well as approval of a 
committee consisting of three mathematics faculty 
(including the director). 

Remarks: The course work must be completed with a 3.0 
GPA average or higher and a grade of 'C or higher in 
each course. A maximum of six graduate semester hours 
may be transferred into the program from outside the 
University, subject to the approval of the Graduate 
Committee. A total of 30 credit hours is required for 
graduation. 

Course Descriptions 
Definition of Prefixes 

MAA-Mathematics, Analysis; MAD-Mathematics, Discrete; 
MAP-Mathematics, Applied. 

COT 5420 Theory of Computation I (3). Abstract models 
of computation; halting problem; decidability and 
undecidability; recursive function theory. Prerequisite: 
MAD 3512. 

COT 6400 Analysis of Algorithms (3). Complexity 
behavior of algorithms is described for Set Manipulation, 
Graph Theory, and Matrix Manipulation problems, among 
others. P and NP classes of problems reveal an inherent 
difficulty in designing efficient algorithms. Prerequisite: 
COP 3530. 

MAA 5406 Complex Analysis (3). Harmonic functions, 
normal families, Riemann mapping theorem, univalent 
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functions, analytic continuation. Prerequisites: MAA 4211 
and MAA 4402. 

MAA 5616 Introduction to Real Analysis (3). Lebesgue 
Measure and Integral with applications to Integral 
Transforms. Prerequisites: MAS 3105, MAA 4211, MAP 
4401 or MAA 4212. 

MAA 5XXX Introduction to Fourier Analysis (3). Basic 
real analysis, and measure theory, LP spaces and 
convolution, the Fourier transform in L 2 , Plancherel 
theorem, application to differential equations and wavelets. 
Prerequisites: Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra. 

MAD 5405 Numerical Methods (3). Advanced ideas and 
techniques of numerical analysis for digital computation. 
Topics include: linear and non-linear systems, ordinary 
differential equations, continuous system modeling 
techniques, and languages. Prerequisites: MAS 3105 and 
MAP 2302. 

MAP 5236 Mathematical Techniques of Operations 
Research (3). This course surveys the mathematical 
methods used in operations research. Topics will be 
chosen from linear programming, dynamic programming, 
integer programming, network analysis, classical 
optimization techniques, and applications such as 
inventory theory. Prerequisites: MAP 5117 and MAS 3105 
and either CGS 3420 or COP 2210. 

MAP 5316 Ordinary Differential Equations (3). 

Existence and Uniqueness theorem, matrix formulation, 
physical applications, regular singular points, autonomous 
systems, Laplace transform, special topics. Prerequisites: 
MAA 3200, MAA 4402 and MAS 3105. 

MAP 5317 Advanced Differential Equations for 
Engineers (3). Topics may include Bessel Functions and 
other special functions arising from classical differential 
equations, Sturm-Liouville problems, partial differential 
equations, transform techniques. Credit may not be 
counted for both MAP 4401 and MAP 5317. Credit for 
MAP 5317 may not be applied toward the Master's degree 
in Mathematical Sciences. Prerequisites: MAC 2313 and 
MAP 2302. 

MAP 5326 Partial Differential Equations (3). Basic 
concepts of first and second order PDE's, application to 
optics and wave fronts, Cauchy problem, Laplace 
equation, Green's function, Dirichlet problem, heat 
equation. Prerequisite: MAA 4211. 

MAP 5407 Methods of Applied Analysis (3). 

Convergence, fixed point theorems, application to finding 
roots of equations, normed function spaces, linear 
operators, applications to numerical integration, differential 
and integral equations. Prerequisites: MAA 4211, MAP 
2302, and MAS 3105. 

MAP 5467 Stochastic Differential Equations and 
Applications (3). Review of measure theory, stochastic 
processes, Ito Integral and its properties, martingales and 
their generalisations, stochastic differential equations, 
diffusions. Applications to boundary value problems and 
finance. Prerequisites: MAS 31 05, MAP 4401 , MAA 421 1 , 
MAA 5616 or permission of instructor. 

MAS 5145 Applied Linear Algebra (3). Vector spaces 
and linear maps, solutions of linear systems, orthogonal 
projection and QR factorization, determinant and 



eigenvalues of a matrix. Prerequisites: MAS 3105 and 
MAA 3200. 

MAS 5311 Graduate Algebra (3). A study of the basic 
material on groups, rings and vector spaces. Topics 
include the Jordan-Holder theorem, structure of modules 
over Euclidean domains and canonical forms of matrices. 
Prerequisites: MAS 4301 or equivalent. 

MAS 5312 Galois Theory (3). Extension fields, ruler and 
compass constructions, fundamental theorem of Galois 
Theory, cyclotomic and cyclic extensions, solutions of 
equations by radicals, selected topics. Prerequisites: MAS 
531 1 or permission of the instructor. 

MAT 5907 Independent Study (VAR). Individual 
conferences, assigned reading, and reports on 
independent investigations. 

MAT 5921 Training in Mathematical Exposition (1). 

Students prepare and present supervised lectures on 
undergraduate mathematical topics to fellow students. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

MAT 5970 Master's Research (1-6). Research toward 
preparation of master's project. Prerequisite: Permission of 
graduate committee. 

MHF 5106 Graduate Set Theory (3). Zermelo-Frankel 
axioms, ordinals and cardinals, Godel's constructible 
universe, large cardinals, forcing and the independence of 
the Continuum Hypothesis and the Axiom of Choice. 
Prerequisites: MHF 4102 or MAA 4211 or permission of 
the instructor. 

MHF 5306 Graduate Mathematical Logic (3). First order 
languages, construction of models from constants, 
advanced construction of models, non-standard models, 
recursion theory, RE sets, Turing degrees, oracle 
construction. Prerequisites: MHF 4302 or permission of 
the instructor. 

MHF 5325 Theory of Recursive Functions (3). Turing 
machines, decision problems, coding, s-m-n theorem, 
Rice's and Myhill's theorems, oracles, degrees, finite and 
infinite injury constructions. Prerequisite: MHF 4302 or 
COT 5420. 

MTG 5326 Introduction to Algebraic Topology (3). 

Classification of surfaces, fundamental group, homotopy 
type, Van Kampen theorem, simplicial complexes, 
introduction to homology theory. Prerequisites: MAS 4301 
and MTG 4302. 

STA 5446-STA 5447 Probability Theory I and II (3-3). 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the 
basic fundamentals of probability theory. It reviews the 
basic foundations of probability theory, covering such 
topics as discrete probability spaces, random walk, Markov 
Chains (transition matrix and ergodic properties), strong 
laws of probability, convergence theorems, and law of 
iterated logarithm. Prerequisite: MAC 2313. 

STA 6807 Queueing and Statistical Models (3). Review 
of probability concepts, basic probability distributions, 
Poisson process, queuing models, statistical models. 
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor, MAC 2312 and 
either STA 3033 or STA 4321 . 



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Modern Languages 

Pascale Becel, Associate Professor and Chairperson 

Aurelio Baldor, Instructor 

Jean-Robert Cadely, Associate Professor 

Erik Camayd-Freixas, Associate Professor 

Ricardo Castells, Professor 

James O. Crosby, Professor Emeritus 

Maria Antonieta Garcia, Instructor 

Myriam Garcia, Instructor 

Maria Asuncion Gomez, Associate Professor 

Yvonne Guers-Villate, Professor Emeritus 

Asuka Haraguchi, Instructor 

Santiago Juan-Navarro, Associate Professor 

John B. Jensen, Professor 

Peter A. Machonis, Associate Professor 

Marian Montero-Demos, Associate Professor 

Monica Prieto, Assistant Professor 

Ana Roca, Professor 

Juan Torres-Pou, Associate Professor 

Augusta Vono, Instructor 

Maida Watson, Professor 

Marcelle Welch, Professor 

Florence Yudin, Professor 

Master of Arts in Spanish 
Admission Requirements: 

To be admitted into the Master's degree program, a 
student must: 

1. Hold a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from an 
accredited university or college. Special cases, such as 
holders of a degree in a related field, will be evaluated 
individually by the Department. 

2. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

3. Have attained a minimum 3.0 grade point average (B 
average), during the last two years of her/his 
undergraduate program as determined by the FIU 
Graduate Admissions Office. 

4. Demonstrate the ability to speak Spanish with near- 
native fluency and to write in Spanish. Demonstrate the 
ability to read English with excellent proficiency. An 
examination may be necessary. Contact the Director of 
Graduate Study (305-348-2851; Modern Languages, FIU, 
Miami, FL, 33199). Students with deficiencies will be 
required to complete certain course work before beginning 
graduate study. 

5. Apply for graduate admission to the Graduate 
Admissions Office and submit to the Department of 
Modern Languages the following documentation: a) two 
letters of recommendation from former professors in the 
format required by the Graduate Studies Committee, b) a 
resume, c) a statement of purpose in English or Spanish, 
addressing the candidate's goals and objectives in 
pursuing a doctorate in Spanish, and d) a writing sample in 
Spanish, preferably a term paper or thesis, of analytical 
nature, on a literary subject. 

6. Receive approval of the departmental graduate 
committee. Admission is competitive and meeting all 



minimum requirements does not guarantee automatic 
entrance into the program. 

Degree Requirements 

The Master's degree program consists of 33 semester 
hours of graduate level work. A maximum of six credits of 
graduate course work may be transferred into the program 
from other institutions, subject to the approval of the 
departmental graduate committee. Six core courses and 
three elective courses are required at the 5000-and 6000- 
level. Some courses have prerequisites which do not count 
toward the degree. All core courses in literature must be 
taken with or after SPW 5806. Courses taken before SPW 
5806 are considered to be electives. 

Core Courses (18 credits) 

SPW 5806 Methods of Literary Research (must be 

taken in the first year of study) 3 

SPN 5705 The Structure of Spanish 3 

One course in peninsular Spanish Literature of the 19 th or 
20 centuries. 3 

One course in either Medieval Spanish Literature or 
Literature of the Golden Age. 3 

Two courses in Spanish American Literature. (Colonial or 
20 th century) 6 

Electives 

A student must take at least nine graduate credits of 
electives, as follows: three in Spanish or Latin American 
literature, and six from one or more of the following areas: 
Spanish or Spanish American literature, Linguistics, 
Translation/Interpretation, or Culture of Spain, Latin 
America or Hispanics in the United States. 

Graduation Requirements 

To receive the M.A. degree in Spanish, a student must 
complete all the course work with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and 
receive a minimum grade of 'B' in every course. Upon 
completion of 27 graduate credits (core and elective 
courses), students will have the option of writing a thesis 
(equivalent to six credits), or taking two elective courses 
and writing a research paper. The thesis will be presented 
to an ad hoc committee chosen by the student and his or 
her advisor. The research paper must be submitted to a 
committee of two professors of the Department. Upon 
completion of 33 credits, the student will be required to 
take Comprehensive Examinations, based on course work 
and on the Department's Graduate Reading List (the 
exams must be passed with a minimum grade of 'B'; they 
may be taken no more than twice). 

Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish 

The doctoral program in Spanish offers students the 
opportunity to specialize in one of two major fields: 
Peninsular Spanish Literature or Spanish American 
Literature. Minors are available in Peninsular Spanish 
Literature, Spanish American Literature, and Hispanic 
Linguistics. 

Admission Requirements 

To be admitted to the doctoral program, a student must: 

1. Hold a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from an 
accredited college or university. Special cases, such as 
holders of a degree in a related field, will be evaluated 
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2. Take both the quantitative and verbal sections of the 
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the "Examen de 
Admision a Estudios de Posgrado" (EXADEP). 

3. Demonstrate the ability to speak, understand, read, 
and write in Spanish with near-native fluency. Demonstrate 
the ability to speak and read in English with excellent 
proficiency. International graduate student applicants 
whose native language is not English are required to 
submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on 
the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

4. Have attained a minimum 3.0 grade point average (B 
average), during the last two years of her/his 
undergraduate program as determined by the FIU 
Graduate Admissions Office, and attain a score of at least 
1120 on the GRE, or score 500 or better in the EXADEP. 
Applicants with Master's degrees are required to have a 
graduate GPA of 3.5. A GPA of 3.5 in graduate Spanish 
courses is expected in such cases. 

5. Apply for graduate admission to the Admissions 
Office and submit to the Department of Modern 
Languages the following documentation: a) two letters of 
recommendation from former professors in the format 
required by the Graduate Studies Committee, b) a resume, 
c) a statement of purpose in English or Spanish, 
addressing the candidate's goals and objectives in 
pursuing a doctorate in Spanish, and d) a writing sample in 
Spanish, preferably a term paper or thesis, of analytical 
nature, on a literary subject. 

6. Receive approval of the departmental Graduate 
Studies Committee. Admission is competitive, and 
meeting all minimum requirements does not 
guarantee automatic entrance to the program. 

Degree Requirements 

The doctoral program consists of 90 semester hours of 
graduate level work beyond the Bachelor's degree, 
distributed as follows: 66 graduate credits of courses and 
24 credits of dissertation. Students holding Master of Arts 
degrees in Spanish or Hispanic Studies will be considered 
for admission and some or all of their graduate credits may 
be counted toward the doctoral degree after being 
evaluated and approved by the Graduate Studies 
Committee. Students will be able to transfer a maximum of 
36 graduate credits from an earned graduate degree. 
Core Courses (12 credits) 

All core courses must be taken as graduate courses 
offered by the university and may not be taken as 
independent studies: 

1 . SPW 5806 Methods of Literary Research 

2. SPN 5705 The Structure of Spanish 

3. SPW 6718 Historiography of Literature 

4. SPW 6825 Literary Theory and Criticism 

Distribution Requirement (15 credits) 

All students must take: 

One course in Medieval or Golden Age Peninsular 

Spanish Literature 
One course in Peninsular Spanish Literature of the 18th, 

19th or 20th century 
One course in Colonial/1 9th century Spanish American 

Literature 
One course in 20th century Spanish American Literature 
One additional course in Spanish American Literature 



Major Field (18 credits) 

All students must take at least 18 credits of electives in 
their elected field of specialization. 
Minor Field (12 credits) 

Twelve credits of electives in the student's chosen field 
(Peninsular Spanish Literature, Spanish American 
Literature, or Hispanic Linguistics). 

Electives (9 credits) 

Students may choose from graduate courses in literature, 
linguistics, culture, and translation/interpretation. 

Dissertation (24 credits) 

Graduation Requirements 

To receive a Ph.D. in Spanish, a student must complete all 
courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and receive a 
minimum grade of 'B' in every course. Before graduation 
the student must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a 
language other than English or Spanish, chosen by the 
student in consultation with her/his adviser. Upon 
completion of 33 graduate credits beyond the Bachelor's 
degree, students must take qualifying written and oral 
examinations which will determine whether they are 
permitted to continue their studies toward the doctorate or 
whether they should be terminated, with or without a 
master's degree. In the case of students registered for the 
master's degree, the M.A. comprehensives will also serve 
as a qualifying examination for the Ph.D. Following 
completion of the course work, students are required to 
take written and oral doctoral comprehensive 
examinations. They must be passed with a minimum grade 
of 'B' and may not be taken more than twice. A student is 
formally considered a doctoral candidate upon successful 
completion of the comprehensive examinations and the 
acceptance of a dissertation proposal. Students must write 
and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation before a 
committee of three faculty members, two of whom must be 
from the graduate program faculty. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

FOL-Foreign Languages: FOT-Foreign Languages in 
Translation; FOW-Foreign Languages, Comparative 
Literature; FRE-French Language; FRT-French 
Translation; FRW-French Literature (Writings); GER- 
German Language; LIN-Linguistics; POR-Portuguese 
Language; SPN-Spanish Language; SPT-Spanish 
Translation; SPW-Spanish Literature (Writings). 
(See English listing for additional Linguistics courses.) 
Application of basic language skills. 
FIL 5825 Spanish Film (3). The history of film in Spain 
and discussions of films by the most important 20th 
Century directors. 

FIL 5846 Latin American Film (3). The study of 20th 
Century films and documentaries produced by leading 
Latin American directors. Films are examined in relation to 
Latin American Society and its literary creations. 

FOL 5735 Romance Linguistics (3). The common and 
distinctive Romance features. Survey of linguistic 
geography and internal/external influences. 

FOL 5906 Independent Study (1-3). Project, field 
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FOL 5945 Foreign Exchange Internship (0). Foreign 
exchange students perform graduate rersearch in the 
Department of Modern Languages and English as a 
corequisite to their assistantship in the Modern Languages 
Department. 

FOT 5125 Literature in Translation (3). Masterpieces of 
world literature. Open to students who are proficient in 
more than one language. 

FOT 5805 Translation/Interpretation Arts (3). The 

language barrier and translation and interpretation. Types, 
modes, and quality of T/l: philological, linguistic, and socio- 
linguistic theories. History of T/l from Rome to date. The 
impact of T/l on Inter-American developments. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

FOW 5395 Genre Studies (3). Examination of a single 
literary form (e.g. short story, poetry), or the study of 
interaction between literary types (e.g. novel and drama). 

FOW 5545 Bicultural Writings (3). Experiment in 
linguistic pluralism. Content and focus to be determined by 
the international community. 

FOW 5587 Comparative Studies (3). Cross-over and 
distinctiveness in a multi-language problem, period, or 
aesthetic. 

FOW 5934 Special Topics in Language/Literature (3). 

Content and objectives to be determined by students and 
teacher. 

FOW 5938 Graduate Seminar (3). Topic and approach to 
be determined by students and instructor. (Approval of the 
Department required.) 

FRE 5060 Language for Reading Knowledge I (3). 

Designed primarily for graduate students who wish to 
attain proficiency for M.A. and Ph.D. requirements. Open 
to any student who has no prior knowledge of the 
language. 

FRE 5061 Language for Reading Knowledge II (3). 

Emphasis on translation of materials from the student's 
field of specialization. Prerequisites: FRE 5060 or 
equivalent. 

FRE 5508 La Francophonie (3). Analysis of the different 
varieties of French spoken outside of France. Includes 
Quebec French, African French, and French Creoles. Also 
examines the political alliance of Francophone countries. 
Credit will not be given for both FRE 4503 and FRE 5508. 
Prerequisites: FRE 3780 or LIN 3010 or LIN 3013. 

FRE 5735 Special Topics in Linguistics (3). Content to 
be determined by students and instructor. (Approval of 
Department required.) 

FRE 5755 Old French Language (3). Introduction to the 
phonology, morphology, and syntax of the Old French 
language. Reading and analysis of the 12th and 13th 
century texts in their original. Comparison of major 
medieval dialects. Prerequisites: FRE 4840 or FRE 5845. 

FRE 5845 History of the Language I (3). The internal 
and external history of the French language from Latin to 
Old French. Examination of some of the first texts written 
in French. Credit will not be given for both FRE 4840 and 
FRE 5845. Prerequisite: FRE 3780. 



FRE 5846 History of the Language II (3). External and 
internal history of the French language from 1400 to the 
present. Examination of first dictionaries and grammars of 
French. Survey of recent linguistic legislation concerning 
the French language. Credit will not be given for both FRE 
4841 and FRE 5846. 

FRE 5855 Structure of Modern French (3). Systematic 
study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon of 
Modern French. Taught in English. Credit will not be given 
for both FRE 4850 and FRE 5855. 

FRE 5908 Independent Study (1-3). Project, field 
experience, readings, or research. 

FRT 5805 Translation/Interpretation Arts (3). 

Techniques of professional translation and interpretation. 
Prerequisite: FRT 4801. 

FRW 5395 Genre Studies (3). Examination of a single 
literary form (e.g. short story, poetry), or the study of 
interaction between literary types (e.g. novel and drama). 

FRW 5934 Special Topics in Language Literature (3). 

Content and objectives to be determined by student and 
instructor. 

FRW 5938 Graduate Seminar (3). Topic and approach to 
be determined by students and instructor. (Approval of the 
Department required.) 

GER 5060 German for Reading Knowledge (3). 

Designed primarily for graduate students who wish to 
attain proficiency for M.A. or Ph.D. requirements. Open to 
any student who has no prior knowledge of the language. 

GER 5061 German for Reading Knowledge (3). 

Emphasis on translation of materials from the student's 
field of specialization. Prerequisites: GER 5060 or the 
equivalent. 

HAI 5235 Haitian Creole Seminar (3). A study of the 
phonological and morpho-syntactic structures of Haitian 
Creole. Patterns of language usage and attitude. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LIN 5207C Acoustic Phonetics (3). Introduction to 
principles of acoustic and instrumental phonetics, including 
the physics of speech sounds and use of the sound 
spectrograph and other instruments. Prerequisites: LIN 
3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the equivalent, plus one 
additional course in phonetics or phonology. Corequisite: 
One of the prerequisites may be counted as a corequisite. 

LIN 5601 Sociolinguistics (3). Principles and theories of 
linguistic variation with special attention to 
correspondences between social and linguistic variables. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5603 Language Planning: Linguistic Minority 
Issues (3). Introduction to the field of language planning. 
Minority linguistic issues in developing and developed 
nations: official languages, endangered languages, and 
language as problem and/or resource. Prerequisites: LIN 
3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the equivalent. 

LIN 5604 Spanish in the United States (3). An 

examination of the sociolinguistic research into Spanish in 
the U.S.: varieties of Spanish, language attitudes, 
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use. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5613 Dialectology (3). The geography of language 
variation: linguistic geography, atlases, national and 
regional studies. Dialectology within a modern 
sociolinguistic frame work; research approaches. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5625 Studies in Bilingualism (3). Readings and 
analysis of bilingual programs and binational goals. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, LIN 5018 or the 
equivalent. 

LIN 5720 Second Language Acquisition (3). Research, 
theories, and issues in second language acquisition. 
Topics include the Monitor Model, the role of the first 
language, motivation, age, individual differences, code- 
switching, and the environment; affective variables and 
attitudes. 

LIN 5760 Research Methods in Language Variation (3). 

Research in sociolinguistics, dialectology, bilingualism: 
problem definition, instrument design, data collection and 
analysis, including sampling techniques and statistical 
procedures. Prerequisites: LIN 5601, LIN 5625, LIN 5613 
or other course in variation. 

LIN 5825 Pragmatics (3). Study of the relationships 
between language form, meaning, and use. Special 
emphasis on speech act theory. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, 
LIN 3013, or SPN 3733. 

LIN 6571 Discourse Analysis (3). The study of the 
organization of language above the sentence level, such 
as conversational interactions and written texts. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or the equivalent. 

LIN 6934 Special Topics in Linguistics (3). Content to 
be determined by students and instructor. (Approval of the 
Department required.) 
(See English listing for additional Linguistics courses.) 

SPN 5060 Language for Reading Knowledge (3). 

Designed primarily for graduate students who wish to 
attain proficiency for M.A. or Ph.D. requirements. Open to 
any student who has no prior knowledge of the language. 

SPN 5061 Language for Reading Knowledge (3). 

Emphasis on translation of materials from the student's 
field of specialization. Prerequisites: SPN 5060 or the 
equivalent. 

SPN 5525 Spanish American Culture (3). A graduate 
survey of the major artistic phenomena in Latin America. 
Art, music, film, and literature will be discussed in their 
cultural context. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
permission of the instructor. 

SPN 5536 Afro-Cuban Culture (3). Explores the role 
played by blacks in Cuban culture. Issues studied include: 
Afro-Cuban religions, languages, and music, as well as the 
Afro-Cuban presence in literature and the arts. 

SPN 5537 Special Topics in Afro-Hispanic Culture (3). 

Close examination of various topics related to the culture 
of African diaspora groups in the Hispanic world. 

SPN 5705 The Structure of Spanish (3). An introduction 
to Spanish linguistics. Topics include Spanish phonetics, 



phonology, morphology, and syntax. Students who have 
previously taken Syntactic Structures of Spanish and/or 
Sound Structure of Spanish will not receive credit for this 
course. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or SPN 3733. 

SPN 5725 Syntactic Structures of Spanish and English 
(3). An in-depth study of syntactic structures in Spanish 
and English, with an emphasis on how linguistic theory can 
account for the similarities and differences between the 
two languages. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or SPN 
3733. 

SPN 5736 Spanish as a Heritage Language: 
Acquisition and Development (3). Examines applied 
linguistics research and practice concerning acquisition, 
retention and literacy development of Spanish as a 
minority or heritage language in the United States. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3013 or 3010 or equivalent or 
permission of instructor. 

SPN 5805 Morphological Structures of Spanish and 
English (3). A survey of the morphologies of Spanish and 
English. Topics include the difference between isolating 
and synthetic languages, rich vs. impoverished agreement, 
and syntactic ramifications of morphology. Prerequisites: 
LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or SPN 3733. 

SPN 5807 Syntactic Structures of Spanish (3). The 

study of syntactic structures in Spanish, topics include 
different syntactic approaches to current issues in Spanish 
syntax. Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or SPN 3733. 

SPN 5824 Dialectology of the Spanish Caribbean (3). 

Study of varieties of Spanish used in the Caribbean area, 
including Miami-Cuban Spanish. The course will take 
historical and contemporary perspectives and will involve 
research among informants in South Florida. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or SPN 3733. 

SPN 5845 History of the Language (3). Historical 
development of the Spanish language, primarily from the 
point of view of internal linguistic change. Spanish as an 
example of general processes of language development. 
Prerequisites: LIN 3010, LIN 3013, or SPN 3733. 

SPN 5908 Independent Study (1-3). Project, field 
experience, readings, or research. 

SPN 6505 Spanish Culture (3). Selected development in 
language, literature, art, music, film, and the social 
institutions of Spain. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
permission of the instructor. 

SPN 6535 Hispanic Culture in the U.S. (3). Readings in 
literature, culture, and language to illustrate the experience 
of the major Hispanic groups in the United States. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
instructor. 

SPN 6795 Phonological Structure of Spanish (3). 

Approaches to current issues in Spanish phonology. 
Linguistic methodology for the analysis of phonological 
processes in Spanish. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPN 6825 Hispanic Dialectology (3). A study of the 
principal varieties of the Spanish language in the Spanish- 
speaking world, with special emphasis on Latin American 
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SPN 6930 Special Topics in Linguistics (3). Content to 
be determined by students and instructor. (Approval of the 
Department required.) 

SPN 6970 Thesis Research (1-10). Research toward 
completion of Master's Thesis. Repeatable. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the Department. 

SPN 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Research toward 
the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Repeatable. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the Major Professor and 
Doctoral Candidacy. 

SPT 5118 Literature in Translation (3). Masterpieces of 
world literature. Open to students who are proficient in 
more than one language. 

SPT 5715 Hispanic Women Writers in Translation (3). 

Readings and analysis of Spanish and Spanish American 
women writers in translation. Emphasis on cultural and 
linguistic considerations involved in the translation of 
literary texts. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5135 Spanish American Literature for Teachers 

(3). Overview of major trends in Spanish American 
literature. Especially designed for school teachers and 
majors in modern language education. Not for M.A. or 
Ph.D. Spanish majors. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

SPW 5155 Comparative Studies (3). Cross-over and 
distinctiveness in a multilanguage problem, period, or 
aesthetic. 

SPW 5225 Textual Reading and Analysis (3). Studies 
how texts are constructed, the role played by Poetics and 
Rhetoric in their formulation, and the context in which they 
were produced. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 5237 The Traditional Spanish American Novel (3). 

Study and analysis of the traditional Spanish novel as a 
form of art, from 19th century Lizardi's "El periquillo 
samiento", to 1950. The novels and authors studied are 
representative of 'costumbrismo', 'romanticismo', 
'naturalismo', 'modernismo', and 'criollismo'. 

SPW 5277 Twentieth Century Spanish Narrative (3). 

Analysis of the Spanish novel from Ferlosio's "El Jarama" 
to the present. The perspective will be focused within 
historical, social, and artistic context. Representative 
authors such as Cela, Martin Santos, Umbral, Delibes, 
Benet, Goytisolo, and others will be included. 

SPW 5286 Contemporary Spanish American Novel (3). 

A study of the Spanish American Novel from 1950. The 
course will intensively and extensively focus on the 
novelists who are best known for their innovations, 
defining and analyzing the qualities which give originality 
and newness both in themes and language. 

SPW 5346 Poetry of Jorge Guillen (3). Selected 
readings from the five volumes of "Aire nuestro". Emphasis 
on the techniques of close reading and explication. 
Related selections from Guillen's literary criticism. 

SPW 5358 Graduate Seminar: Prose and Poetry of 
Jorge Luis Borges (3). Close readings of short stories 
and poetry. Emphasis on Borge's linguistic and cultural 
pluralism and the interplay of philosophy with tabulation. 



SPW 5359 Graduate Seminar: Poetry of Pablo-Neruda 
(3). Chronological examination of the major works of 
Chile's Nobel Laureate. Related readings from Neruda's 
Memories. Emphasis on the poet's linguistic and aesthetic 
innovations. 

SPW 5387 Women and Poetry (3). Women as poets and 
the poeticized. Close reading of Peninsular and Latin 
American texts, 16th - 20th Century. Students examine the 
contributions of women and how they have been 
represented in poetry. Prerequisites: 4000 or 5000 level 
course in Hispanic poetry. 

SPW 5405 Medieval Spanish Literature (3). Readings in 
Medieval literature of Spain including the epic, the learned 
poetry of the XII Ith and XlVth Centuries, and the literature 
of Juan ll's court. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5407 The Renaissance in Spain (3). Readings in 
the literature and cultural experssions of the Spanish 
Renaissance. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5425 Quevedo: Poetry (3). Close reading of 
selected poems by Spain's greatest baroque poet and 
creator of modern Spanish satire, including poems on 
love, death, and metaphysical concerns, and a wide range 
of humorous poems. 

SPW 5426 Quevedo: Prose Satire (3). Close reading of 
selected satires in prose by Spain's greatest baroque 
satirist and creator of modern Spanish satire. Includes 
Quevedo's picaresque novel "El Buscon", and his 
"Suenos", or "Visions of Hell". 

SPW 5428 Theatre in Calderon and Lope (3). The 

creation of verbal theatrical technique in the Baroque 
masters Calderon de la Barca and Lope de Vega. 

SPW 5436 Poetry Writing in Spanish (3). Readings from 
Spanish and Latin American texts; description and 
recreation of traditional and experimental metrics. 
Students will exchange critiques of original poems. 
Prerequisites: sample of unpublished poems; word- 
processing literacy; permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5475 19th Century Latin American Literature (3). 

A study of the main literary works of Spanish speaking 
19th Century Latin America: Romanticism, Realism, 
Naturalism and Modernism. Prerequisites: Upper level and 
graduate standing. 

SPW 5486 Modern Spanish Women Writers (3). 

Analysis of narrative works by Spain's most representative 
women writers from the 19th century to the present. 
Emphasis on the novel. Includes works by Pardo Bazan, 
Matute, Laforet, Martin Gaite. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5515 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Folklore (3). 

Studies the oral literary and linguistic tradition of the 
Hispanic world. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5535 Spanish Romanticism (3). Study of Spanish 
Romanticism through the analysis of major literary figures 
of the movement: Larra, Zorrilla, Espronceda, Castro and 
Becquer. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 



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SPW 5546 Hispanic Neoclassicism (3). Study of major 
Spanish and Spanish-American Neoclassic writers: 
Cadalso, Moratin, Jovellanos, Carrio de la Vandera, mier 
and Lizardi. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

SPW 5556 Spanish Realism and Naturalism (3). 

Readings in Spanish XlXth Century Novel of Realism and 
Naturalism including Alarcon, Perez Galdos, Pardo Bazan, 
Clarin and Blasco Ibanez. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing and permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5575 Spanish American Modernism (3). An in- 
depth study of prose and poetry of one of the most 
important periods of Spanish American literature, focusing 
on Marti, Dario, Najera, Casals, Silva, Valencia, Lugones, 
and Herrera y Reissig. 

SPW 5585 Learning Technology in Spanish Pedagogy 
and Research (3). Exploration of the role of technology in 
today's language and literature learning environment. 
Overview of the WWW, Network-based communication, 
and electronic databases related to Hispanic language and 
literature. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or advanced 
undergraduate with permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5595 Magical Realism and Typologies of Non- 
Realist Fiction (3). Theories of magical realism, fantastic 
and non-realist fiction, focusing on narrative technique. 
Authors may include Onetti, Borges, Cortazar, Asturias, 
Carpentier, Rulfo, Marquez, Allende or others. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

SPW 5606 Cervantes (3). A comprehensive introduction 
to the master-pieces of Cervantes as the creator of the 
modern novel, and to critical theories about his art. 

SPW 5729 Major Writers of the Generation of '98 (3). 

Study of the social and political circumstances of Spain at 
the turn of the XIX Century, and analysis of the work of 
Ganivet, Azorin, Baroja. Machado, Maeztu, Unamuno and 
Valle-lnclan. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5735 Hispanic Literature of the United States (3). 

Readings in the literature of Hispanics in the United 
States. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission 
of the instructor. 

SPW 5756 Mexico in Poetry (3). Close reading of modern 
poets; discussion of essays on Theory and Practice. 
Students examine national representation in myth, symbol 
and metaphor. Prerequisites: 4,000 or 5,000 level course 
in Culture of Literature. 

SPW 5776 Black Literature in Latin America (3). An 

examination of the different genres in Latin American 
literature focusing on the life of Afro-Hispanics, from the 
beginning of this literary tradition to the present time. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 5781 The Representation of Women in Spanish 
Literature and Film (3). Study of cinematographic 
adaptations of Spanish novels, plays and short stories. 
Analyzes the representation of the female subject in both 
literary and filmic works. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

SPW 5786 Spanish American Women Writers (3). 

Through a selection of poems, plays and novels, this 



course studies Spanish American women production from 
Independence to the present times. Prerequisite: Graduate 
students only. 

SPW 5806 Methods of Literary Research (3). 

Introduction to bibliography, methods of research, the 
composition of essays, rhetoric, and the presentation of 
documentation. Theory of literary criticism, and its practical 
application to texts in Spanish. 

SPW 5934 Special Topics in Language/Literature (3). 

Content and objectives to be determined by student and 
instructor. 

SPW 6238 Spanish American Historical Novel (3). The 

evolution of the historical novel in Spanish America from 
the Romantic period to the present. Stylistic, literary, and 
theoretical analyses of selected traditional and recent 
historical novels. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 6216 Golden Age Prose (3). Analysis of 
representative prose works from 16th and 17th century 
Spain. Emphasis will be on the picaresque novel, the 
pastoral novel, autobiography, and the short story. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 6335 Golden Age Poetry (3). An examination of 
major poetics (1450-1650); emphasis on historical/cultural 
contexts. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 6345 Twentieth Century Spanish Poetry (3). Close 
reading of two of the greatest poets of the 20th century 
(Jorge Guillen; F. Garcia Lorca) and of major voices from 
the Generation of 1927 and from post-Franco Spain. 
Emphasis on cultural contexts. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

SPW 6366 Studies in the Spanish American Essay (3). 

Stylistics of the essay, neoclassic to postmodern, as 
reflecting the intellectual spirit of the times. Analysis of 
arguments and methods of cultural epistemology in 
Bolivar, Marti, Paz and others. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

SPW 6367 Prose and Poetry of Jose Marti (3). Study of 
Jose Marti's prose and poetry within the aesthetic and 
ideological contexts which characterize the discourse of 
Spanish American Modernism. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

SPW 6368 19 th Century Spanish-Caribbean Narrative 
(3). Studies the most popular literary trends of 19 th century 
literature through the works of various Spanish-Caribbean 
writers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 6389 Cuban Novel and Short Story (3). Critical 
reading of representative texts of the Cuban novel and 
short story from XIX century to contemporary narrative 
expressions, within historical, social and artistic context. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 6395 Genre Studies (3). Examination of a single 
literary form (e.g. short story, poetry,) or the study of 
interaction between literary types (e.g. novel and drama). 

SPW 6495 The Latin American Experience Literature 
and Film (3). Literary and cinematic representations of 
significant periods in the formation of Latin American 
politics, culture, and identity. Prerequisite: Graduate 
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SPW 6716 Seminar in Galdos (3). An in-depth study of 
the novels by Benito Perez Galdos. Stylistic and 
theorectical analysis of a selection of Galdos' works, 
expecially his novelas espanolas contemporaneas 
(contemporary Spanish novels). Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

SPW 6775 Literature of the Spanish Caribbean (3). 

Close readings of representative texts of the literature of 
the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Emphasis 
on the characteristics of the literary discourse within the 
context of a regional literature. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

SPW 6825 Literary Theory and Criticism (3). Study of 
the theoretical foundation of literature and contemporary 
systems of critical approach to literary discourse. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 6826 The Historiography of Literature (3). 

Methodology and theory in the writing of literary history: 
periodization, continuity and change, literature in 
intellectual history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

SPW 6936 Graduate Seminar (3). Topic and approach to 
be determined by students and instructor. Prerequisite: 
Approval of the Department. 

SPW 7910 Pre-Disseration Research (1-9). Enables 
students to concentrate on completion of their dissertation 
prospectus during the term in which they take Ph.D. 
comprehensive exams. Prerequisite: Completion of all 
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School of Music 

Joseph Rohm, Interim Director and Associate Professor, 

Director of Undergraduate Studies (theory) 
John Augenblick, Associate Professor and Director of 

Choral Studies (choral) 
Kristine Burns, Associate Professor and Director of 

Music Technology (composition/electronic music) 
Deborah Burton, Assistant Professor (theory) 
Gary Campbell, Associate Professor (saxophone/jazz 

studies) 
David Dolata, Assistant Professor (musicology) 
Robert Davidovici, Professor/Artist-in-Residence (violin) 
Robert B. Dundas, Associate Professor and Director of 

Voice/Opera Studies (voice/opera) 
Karen Fuller, Assistant Professor and Director of 

Performing Arts Management 
Joel Galand, Assistant Professor and Director of 

Graduate Studies (theory) 
Orlando J. Garcia, Professor and Director, Music 

Composition 
Kemal Gekic, Professor/Artist-in-Residence (piano) 
Roby George, Assistant Professor and Director of Wind 

Performance 
Fredrick Kaufman, Professor/Artist-in-Residence 

(composition) 
Jose Lopez, Visiting Professor and Director of Keyboard 

Studies (piano/accompanying) 
Sam Lussier, Assistant Professor and Director of Jazz 

Bands (trumpet/arranging) 
Mark Gregory Martin, Lecturer and Director of Marching 

Bands 
Clair McElfresh, Professor Emeritus (choral) 
Michael Orta, Associate Professor and Director of Jazz 

Performance (jazz piano) 
Carlos Riazuelo, Director of Orchestral Studies 

(orchestra/conducting) 
Arturo Sandoval, Professor/Artist-in-Residence 

(trumpet) 
Amernet Quartet (Artists in Residence) 
Javier Arias, (cello/chamber music) 
Michael Klotz, (viola/chamber music) 
Marcia Littley de Arias, (violin/chamber music) 
Misha Vitenson, (violin/chamber music) 
Adjunct Instructors: 
Michelle Auslander, voice 
Chuck Bergeron, acoustic bass 
Jay Bertolet, tuba 

Robert Craft, distinguished professor of music 
Georgi Danchev, accompanist and opera coach 
Loretta Dranoff, piano 
Carlos Fernandex Averhoff, saxophone 
David Fernandez, saxophone 
Luis Gomez-lmbert, string bass/new music 

ensemble/music appreciation 
Robert Grabowski, jazz history/sound engineer, 

evolution of Jazz 
Paul Green, clarinet/chamber music 
James Hacker, trumpet/chamber music 
Jared Hauser, oboe 
Gary Keating, Music Appreciation 
Goetz Kujack, drums 
Elissa Lakofsky, flute 
Michael Launius, percussion techniques/percussion 



ensemble 
Nancy Luzko, keyboard and accompanying 
Francisco Muller, accompanist 
Karen Neal, voice 
Hector Neciosup, Latin percussion 
Mark Nerenhausen, live music operations 
Nicky Orta, jazz electric bass/combo 
Thomas Owen, music tech 
David Peel, french horn 
Edward Pierson, voice 
Tim Pitchford, trombone 
Jeff Quinn, concert lighting and design 
Errol Rackipov, jazz vibes 
Oswaldo Rossi, music business 
Wendy Santiago, jazz piano 
Thomas Schuster, organ 

Jennifer Renee Snyder, accompanist and opera coach 
Sam Spears, University Chorale 
Eric Swanson, classical guitar 
Camilla Szklarska, keyboard and supervisor of 

accompanying 
Armando Tranquilino, theory 
Aura Trevino, bassoon 
Maria Vassilev, accompanist 
Adolfo Vidal, keyboard and accompanist 
Richard Zellon, jazz guitar 
Michael Zion, trombone 

Master of Music 

The FIU School of Music offers an M.M. degree with 
specialization in the following areas: music composition, 
music technology, jazz, applied (winds/percussion, strings, 
voice, piano, piano accompanying, organ), and conducting 
(choral, orchestral, wind) and performing arts production. 
In addition, the school offers the Master of Science in 
Music Education. For more information please contact the 
FIU School of Music. 

Admissions Requirements 

All students entering the graduate programs at the School 
of Music must possess an undergraduate Bachelor of 
Music degree from an accredited institution or the 
equivalent with a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits of study. 
The only exception to this requirement is found in the 
Performing Arts Production and Music Technology areas 
where students with undergraduate Bachelors degrees in 
other related areas may be accepted. In addition, 
students entering the Master of Science in Music 
Education must also have teacher certification in music. 

An applicant who feels the earned GPA is not indicative 
of his or her ability to be successful in a graduate degree 
program may also submit scores on the Graduate Record 
Examination which will be taken into consideration by the 
admission committee in its evaluation of the application 
otherwise the GRE is not required. 

To enter the School of Music all students must pass an 
audition and/or interview depending upon the area. The 
following is a breakdown of the requirements by areas: 

• Wind/Percussion Performance: audition on instrument 
(an interview when feasible) —recordings acceptable 

• String/Guitar Performance: audition on instrument 
(and interview when feasible) —recordings acceptable 

• Keyboard/Organ Performance: audition on instrument 
(and interview when feasible) —recordings acceptable 



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• Vocal Performance: audition on voice (and interview 
when feasible) —recordings acceptable 

• Conducting (choral, wind, orchestral): conducting 
audition (and interview when feasible) — video 
acceptable 

• Jazz: audition on instrument (and interview when 
feasible) —recordings acceptable 

• Composition: review of portfolio of scores (and 
interview when feasible) 

• Performing Arts Production: interview required 

• Music Education: audition on instrument or conducting 
audition and interview required 

• Music Technology: portfolio of music or software and 
interview when feasible. 

Required Areas 

Music Theory (Analytical Techniques course required in 
all areas except jazz, music technology, music education, 
and performing arts production) 3 

Music History/Literature (see each area for specific 
courses) 3 

Ensembles/applied/conducting (see each area for 
specific courses) 2 

The above eight credits are included in the 36 credits 
required for most areas of concentration. 

A placement exam is required before students are 
allowed into these courses. Remedial work may be 
required before these courses may be taken. A required 
History course is selected in consultation with area 
advisor. 
^Requirements for jazz majors are in the jazz area. 

A jazz placements exam is required. 

Areas of Concentration 

I. Composition (36 credit hours) 

Composition (3 semesters - 2 credits each) 6 

Composers Forum/Workshop (4 semesters credits each)0 
Electronic Music (2 semesters pending placement) 6 

Analytical Techniques 3 

Theory Elective: (3 courses to be selected from: 
Comprehensive Theory, Special Topics Seminar, Set 
Theory, Schenkerian Analysis, Experimental Arts, Strict 
Composition Modal Counterpoint, Advanced 
Orchestration) (3 credits each) 9 

Graduate Music Electives 2 

Music History/Literature Elective 3 

Thesis/Recital (includes private lessons and 45 minute 
recital of student's compositions during last semester) 6 
MUS5711 Bibliography 1 

II. Performance 

Applied Piano (36 credit hours) - Piano 

Applied Piano (3 semesters - 2 credits each) 6 

Accompanying (2 semesters - 1 credit each) 2 

Chamber Music (2 semesters - 1 credit each) 2 
Thesis/Recital (includes private lessons and recital during 

last semester) 6 

Analytical Techniques 3 

Keyboard Literature I and II 6 

Large Ensemble (2 semesters - 1 credit each) 2 

Piano Pedadgogy 2 

Graduate Music Electives 7 

Piano Accompanying (36 credit hours) 

Applied Piano (3 semesters - 2 credits each) 6 

Instrumental Accompanying 2 

Vocal Accompanying 2 



Chamber Music (2 semesters - 1 credit each) 2 
Thesis/Recital (includes private lessons and recital during 

last semester) 6 

Analytical Techniques 6 

Keyboard Literature I and II 6 

Italian Diction 1 

German Diction 1 

French Diction 1 

Large Ensemble (2 semesters - 1 credit each) 2 

Graduate Music Electives 4 

Applied Organ (36 credit hours) 

Applied Organ (3 semesters —2 credits each) 6 

Accompanying (2 semesters — 1 credit each) 2 

Organ Pedagogy 2 
Thesis/Recital (includes private lessons and recital during 

last semester) 6 

Analytical Techniques 3 

Organ Literature I and II 6 

Choral and Instrumental Conducting 2 

Large Ensemble (2 semesters —1 credit each) 2 

Graduate Electives 7 
Applied Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion (36 credit 
hours) 

Applied Instruction (3 semesters - 2 credits each) 6 

Chamber Music (2 semesters - 1 credit each) 2 
Thesis/Recital (includes private lessons and recital during 

last semester) 6 

Symphonic Literature or Wind Literature 3 

Analytical Techniques 3 
Elective Ensembles (orchestra/ wind ensemble) (6 

ensembles - 1 credit each) 6 

Graduate Music Electives 10 

Applied Strings (36 credit hours) 

Applied Strings (3 semesters - 2 credits each) 6 
Chamber Music Elective (4 semesters - 1 credit each) 4 
Thesis/Recital (includes private lessons and recital during 

last semester) 6 

Symphonic Literature 3 

Analytical Techniques 3 

Orchestra (4 semesters - 1 credit each) 4 

Music History/Literature Elective 3 

Graduate Music Electives 7 

Applied Voice (36 credit hours) 

Applied Voice (3 semesters - 2 credits each) 6 

Opera Workshop (3 semesters, 1 credit each) 3 

Elective Ensembles (4 semesters - 1 credit each) 4 

Vocal Pedagogy 3 

Opera Literature 3 

Vocal Literature 4 

Analytical Techniques 3 

Graduate Music Electives 3 

Bibliography 2 
Thesis/Recital (includes private lessons and recital during 

last semester) 6 

III. Conducting 

Choral (conducting) (36 credit hours) 

Analytical Techniques 3 

Choral Literature 3 

Graduate Applied Choral Conducting (3 semesters - 2 

credits each) 6 
Conducting Seminar/Score Reading (4 semesters - 1 

credit each) 4 
Thesis/Recital (includes private conducting and recital 

during last semester) 6 



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Music History/Literature Electives 6 

Elective Ensembles (Choirs, 4 semesters - 1 credit each) 4 
Graduate Music Electives 4 

Instrumental (conducting) (36 credit hours) 

Analytical Techniques 3 

Wind Instrument Literature 3 
Graduate Applied Instrumental Conducting (3 semesters - 

2 credits each) 6 
Conducting Seminar/Score Reading (4 semesters - 1 

credit hour each 4 
Thesis/Recital (includes private conducting and recital 

during last semester) 6 

Music History/Literature Electives 6 

Elective Ensembles (4 semesters - 1 credit each) 4 

Graduate Music Electives 4 

Orchestral (conducting) (36 semester hours) 

Analytical Techniques 3 

Symphonic Literature 3 
Graduate Orchestral Conducting (3 semesters - 2 credits 

each) 6 
Conducting Seminar/Score Reading (4 semesters - 1 

credit each) 4 
Thesis/Recital (includes private conducting and recital 

during last semester) 6 

Music History/Literature Electives 6 

Elective Ensembles (4 semesters — 1 credit each) 4 

Graduate Music Electives 4 

IV. Jazz Performance (36 credit hours) 

Applied Music (major instrument) (3 semesters - 2 credits 

each) 

Studio Jazz Band (4 semesters - 1 credit each) 

Graduate Jazz Combo (2 semesters - 1 credit each) 

Graduate Jazz Piano (2 semesters - 1 credit each not 

required of Jazz Piano principals) 

Advanced Jazz Techniques I and II 

Advanced Jazz Rehearsal Techniques 

Jazz Pedagogy 

Jazz History: The Innovators 

Jazz Arranging/Composition Elective, Arr for Big Band, 

Arr for Combo, Private Jazz Comp (students may take 4 

semesters of these courses in lieu of 8 hours of applied 

music) 

All students must take Jazz arranging/composing 

Thesis/Recital (includes private lessons and recital during 

last semester) 

Music Technology Elective (from Electronic Music l-lll) 

The FIU School of Music offers a Master of Science in 
Music Education. 



V. Performing Arts Production (39 credit hours) 

MUS5715 Performing Arts Production I 2 

MUS 5725 Live Music Operations I 2 

TPA 5025 Performance Lighting 2 

MUS 5655 Expanding Artistic Expression 2 

MUS 5795 Music Production Lab 1 

MUS 5726 Live Music Operations II 3 

MUS 5512 Sound Reinforcement 2 

CGS 5993 Computer Literacy for Performing Arts 

Production 3 

MUS 5796 Music Production Lab II 1 

MUS 5705 Advanced Business of Music* 3 

TPA 5213 Performing Arts Technology 2 

MUS 5906 Thesis 3 

MUS 5797 Music Production Lab III 1 

MUS 5905 Performing Arts Internship 9 



'prerequisite MUM 4301 or equivalent 

VI. Music Technology (36 credit hours) 

Electronic Music III and IV 4 

Computer Music Seminar I and II 6 

Music Bibliography 2 

Sound Reinforcement 2 

Physics of Music 3 

Electives 4 

Thesis 6 

Internship 9 

Master of Science in Music Education 
Degree hours: (36) 
Professional Education (9) 

EDF 6608 Social, Philosophical and Historical 

Foundations of Education 3 

EDF 621 1 Psychological Foundations of Education 3 

EDF 5481 Foundations of Educational Research 3 

Music Education (12) 

MUE 6345 Methodology of Music Teaching 3 

MUE 6938 Seminar in Music Education 3 

MUE 681 5 Psychological Foundations of Music 

Behavior 3 

MUE 6785 Research in Music Education 3 

Music Courses (15) 

Music Literature or Graduate Theory Survey 3 

(Chosen with advisor approval) 

Music Education Thesis 6* 

Cognate Area 6* 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

HUM-Humanities; MUC-Music: Composition; MUE-Music: 
Education; MUG-Music: Conducting; MUH-Music: 
History/Musicology; MUL-Music: Literature; MUM-Music: 
Commercial; MUN-Music: Ensembles; MUS-Music; MUT- 
Music: Theory; MVB-Applied Music/Brass; MVK-Applied 
Music-Keyboard; MVJ-Applied Music/Jazz; MVP-Applied 
Music/Percussion; MVS-Applied Music/Strings; MW- 
Applied Music/Voice; MVW-Applied Music/Woodwinds. 

MUC 5406 Electronic Music IV (2). An advanced course 
in computer music providing students hands-on 
experience with recently developed hardware and software 
for the creation of music. Prerequisite: MUC 4400. 

MUC 5407 Electronic Music V (2). Students develop new 
hardware and/or software for uses related to musical 
composition. Prerequisite: MUC 5406. 

MUC 5635 Computer Music Seminar I (3). Introduces 
students to the historical contributions of computer music 
composers and engineers. Prerequisites: MUC 6305, 
MUC 6306. Corequisite: MUC 6405. 

MUC 5636 Computer Music Seminar II (3). Introduces 
students to the compositional procedures used by 
computer music composers. Prerequisites: MUC 6305, 
MUC 6306, MUC 6405. Corequisite: MUC 5406. 

MUC 5637 Computer Music Seminar III (3). Introduces 
students to the research technologies for making 
interactive sound projects including installations and 
exhibits. Prerequisites: MUC 6305, MUC 6306, MUC 
6405, MUC 5406. 

MUC 5935 Composition Forum (0). Student composers 



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present their work for critique by faculty and topics relevant 
to composition are presented by faculty and guests. 
Prerequisite: Admission into the graduate composition 
program. 

MUC 6251 Graduate Music Composition (1-3). The 

writing of evolved musical compositions with regard to 
each student's strengths and aesthetic development. 
Graduate standing in Music Composition and or 
permission of the instructor. 

MUC 6305 Electronic Music Lab I (2). Exploration of the 
electronic medium including the history of electronic music, 
digital studio techniques, analog studio techniques, digital 
synthesis and analog synthesis. Prerequisites: MUC 1342 
or permission of the instructor. 

MUC 6306 Electronic Music Lab II (2). Continuation of 
Electronic Music Lab I with an emphasis on advanced 
MIDI applications including sampling, digital sequencing, 
digital signal processing and interactive MIDI software. 
Includes one large composition project. Prerequisite: MUC 
6401. 

MUC 6405 Electronic Music Lab III (2). Special projects 
in advanced electronic music programming environments 
including Csound, MAX, Interactor, HMSL and CHANT. 
Includes one large composition project. Can be repeated 4 
times. Prerequisite: MUC 6402. 

MUE 5485 Marching Band Techniques (3). A study of 
show design and concepts; marching band management 
and organizational procedures including booster 
organizations, inventory, handbooks, grading procedures, 
rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MUE 5921 Choral Conducting Workshop (3). The study 
of various topics related to choral literature, conducting 
and techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 5922 String Workshop (3). The study of various 
topics related to string literature, conducting and 
techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 5923 Instrumental Conducting Workshop (3). The 

study of various topics related to instrumental ensemble 
literature, conducting and techniques. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 5924 Jazz Workshop (3). The study of various 
topics related to jazz literature, conducting and techniques. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 5928 Workshop in Music (3). Applications of 
materials and techniques in music in a laboratory or field 
setting. 

MUE 6971 Thesis in Music Education (1-3). Research 
and paper for Masters Candidates in Music Education. 
Prerequisites: MUE 6785 and permission of Graduate 
Advisor in Music Education. 

MUG 5105 Advanced Conducting Techniques (1). An 

extension of form and analysis, with interpretation both in 
instrumental and choral conducting. Twentieth century 
scoring and symbol interpretation will be studied in depth, 
with actual conducting experience required. 

MUG 5205 Graduate Applied Choral Conducting (2). 

Advanced study of choral conducting, including gesture, 



rehearsal techniques, and repertoire. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing and permission of the instructor. 

MUG 5307 Graduate Applied Instrumental Conducting 
(2). Advanced study of wind conducting, including gesture, 
rehearsal techniques, and repertoire. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing and permission of the instructor. 

MUG 5935 Conducting Seminar (1). An examination of 
the principle issues of conducting, emphasizing score 
reading and study, rehearsal, interpretation, and 
contemporary techniques. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing and/or permission of the instructor. 

MUH 5025 History of Popular Music in the U.S. (3). 

Overview of Afro-American and Euro-American popular 
music and its historical development. Examination of 
musical style and social context in lecture-discussion 
format with film and video. 

MUH 5057 Music of the World (3). Survey of folk, popular 
and classical musical traditions from around the world. 
Examination of musical style and social context with film 
and performance demonstrations. 

MUH 5065 Latino Music in the United States (3). Survey 
of Latin American musical traditions brought through 
immigration. Examination of musical style and social 
context in lecture-discussion format with film and 
performance demonstrations. 

MUH 5066 Music of Mexico and Central America (3). A 

survey of folk, popular and classical musical traditions in 
the region. Examination of musical style and social context 
in lecture-discussion format with film and performance 
demonstrations. 

MUH 5067 Music of the Caribbean (3). Survey of folk, 
popular and classical musical traditions and their ongoing 
connection with Caribbean populations in the U.S.. Class 
includes film and performance demonstrations. 

MUH 5345 Musical Style and Practice in the Baroque 
Era (3). Detailed treatment of the genres, styles, and 
composers of the Baroque period within the wider context 
of Baroque aesthetics and culture. Exploration and 
application of Baroque performance practice. 

MUH 5546 Music of the Americas (3). An exporation of 
the folk, popular, and art music of Latin America. 

MUH 5575 Survey of Asian Music (3). Examines the 
major Asian musical traditions within the cultural 
framework of history, arts and traditions. 

MUH 5685 Graduate Music History Review I (1-3). 

Examination of music history achievements from antiquity 
through the renaissance. Musical structures and 
composers from these eras are studied through lectures 
supplemented by recordings and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
instructor. 

MUH 5686 Graduate Music History Review II (1-3). 

Examination of music history achievements of the Baroque 
and Classical eras. Musical structures and composers 
from these eras are studied through lectures 
supplemented by recordings and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
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MUH 5687 Graduate Music History Review III (1-3). 

Examination of music history achievements from the 
Romantic era to the present. Musical structures and 
composers from these eras are studied through lectures 
supplemented by recordings and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
instructor. 

MUH 5815 Jazz History: The Innovators (3). The work of 
four artists whose innovations have profoundly defined the 
jazz idiom from its beginning through the present day- 
Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John 
Coltrane. 

MUL 5405 Keyboard Literature (3). Survey of keyboard 
literature from antiquity through the twentieth century. 
Emphasis on the evolving role of the keyboard in music 
history. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and 
permission of instrcutor. 

MUL 5456 Wind Instrument Literature (3). The history 
and development of Wind Instrument Literature from ca. 
1650 to the present day. Music appropriate for all levels of 
instruction from middle school through college level is 
included. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and 
permission of instructor. 

MUL 5495 Survey of Organ Literature (3). Survey of 
organ literature, history, performance practice and organ 
design. Includes historic sound recordings and in-class 
performance. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music 
and permission of instructor. 

MUL 5496 Organ Literature I (3). Survey of organ 
literature from antiquity to 1750 in the German, French, 
Italian schools. 

MUL 5497 Organ Literature II (3). Survey of organ 
literature from 1750 to the present in the German, French, 
and American schools. 

MUL 5505 Symphonic Literature (3). The study of the 
symphony and the symphonic tone poem from its origin in 
the Baroque period to the twentieth century. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing in Music and permission of instructor. 

MUL 5607 Vocal Literature I (2). A survey of solo vocal 
literature from the 17 th century to the late 18 th century. 
Emphasis will be placed on a discussion of ornamentation 
and performance-practice and comparisons of editions. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and permission 
of instructor. 

MUL 5624 Vocal Literature II (2). The German Lied and 
it's poetry. Emphasis will be placed on a study of the 
poets and their poetry, important facts of the composers' 
lives and times and other musical and cultural 
developments. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

MUL 5625 Vocal Literature III (2). The French Meiodie. 
Emphasis will be placed on a study of the poets and their 
poetry, their styles and schools, the composers' lives and 
times and other musical and cultural developments. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

MUL 5626 Vocal Literature IV (2). Twentieth-century art 
song. Emphasis will be placed on the rise of the 
nationalist schools, the development of atonalism and 
other modern schools of thought. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing in Music and permission of instructor. 



MUL 5645 Choral Literature (3) A survey of sacred and 
secular choral literature from the Middle Ages to the 
present. Emphasis on stylistic analysis and performance 
practice for each style period. Includes score study, aural 
analysis of recorded performances and in-class 
performances. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music 
and permission of instructor. 

MUL 5671 Opera Literature (3). A chronological survey of 
operatic literature from the 17th century to the present day. 
Emphasis placed on the historical milieu in which the 
operatic form evolved through the ages. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing in Music and permission of instructor. 

MUL 5XXX Keyboard Literature II (3). Study of solo 
works for the keyboard from 1828 to the present. 
Performance practices and stylistic analysis will be 
emphasized, with illustrations of representative works. 
Prerequisite: MUL 5405. 

MUM 5705 Advanced Business of Music (3). Topics 
include strategic planning, employee development, and 
decision making. Also includes a study of publishing, 
collection agencies, creative unions, and contracts with 
composers and publishers. Prerequistes: MUM 4301 and 
permission of graduate advisor. 

MUM 5715 Performing Arts Production I (2). Focus on 
the various aspects of performing arts production. 
Students attend performances of every possible genre of 
performing arts and critique the production and the venue. 
Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor. 

MUM 5725 Live Music Operations I (2). How promoters 
and producers project a profit margin and the ability to 
oversee a profit; considering overhead, scheduling, 
accommodations, concessions, sound and light. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUM 5726 Live Music Operations II (3). Continuation of 
MUM 5725, Live Music Operations I. Emphasis on 
promoters', producers', and managers' ability to project a 
profit margin. An on-campus production is required as the 
final project. Prerequisites: MUM 5725 and permission of 
the graduate advisor. 

MUM 5795 Music Production Laboratory I (1). Students 
are assigned to work in the production of 10-15 individual 
concert productions. The productions are varied and 
provide the students the opportunity to put in practice work 
learned in the classroom. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
graduate advisor. 

MUM 5796 Music Production Laboratory II (1). A 

continuation of Music Production Lab I. Students are 
assigned to work in the production of 10-15 individual 
concert productions. Prerequisites: MUM 5795 and 
permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUM 5797 Music Production Laboratory III (1). A 

continuation of Music Production Lab II. Students are 
assigned to work in the production of 10-15 individual 
concert productions. Prerequsites: MUM 5796 and 
permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUM 5808 Grant Writing for the Arts (2). Designed to 
familiarize the student with the tools and techniques in 
writing a successful grant proposal. Focuses on the 
perspective of the arts manager/administrator in relations 
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MUM 5809 Music Production Seminar (3). Explores 
issues and practical applications in the management of 
music centers, arts organizations and arts centers. 
Includes examination of local arts centers, local arts 
councils, music venues, performing arts venues, arts 
organization and arts service organizations. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of instructor. 

MUM 5946 Performance Arts Internship (9). Interns 
assist and/or observe in all job functions and duties at an 
entertainment venue. Areas include: production 
management; design services; technical production; talent 
booking and casting; and creative show development. 
Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor. 

MUN 5125 Symphony Band (1). Concert Band ensemble 
for music majors on secondary instruments and non-music 
majors. Various types of concert band literature covered 
from differing grade levels. Course open to anyone who 
has previous experience playing a wind or percussion 
instrument. 

MUN 5245 String Ensemble (1). Performance of 
orchestra literature for large string ensembles. 
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

MUN 5477 Collegium Musicum (1). Collegium musicum 
provides a forum for the study and performance of the 
musical literature of the Medieval, Renaissance, and 
Baroque eras. Participation in the composition of program 
notes and rehearsal direction are additional components. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUR 5946 Organ Practicum (2). Study of practical 
aspects of organ performance as it pertains to 
employment within a sacred music of chamber music 
setting. 

MUS 5205 Graduate Review Diction I (2). To review the 
rules and methods of correct pronunciation of Italian, 
French and Latin lyric diction as applied to singing opera, 
oratorio and art song. 

MUS 5345 MIDI Technology (2). Introduction to MIDI 
technology including sequencing, notation, patch editing 
and a variety of other applications. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing in Music and permission of instructor. 

MUS 5512 Sound Reinforcement (2). Exploration of live 
music on location, dealing with commonly encountered 
acoustical problems and how to overcome them. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUS 5655 Expanding Artisitc Expression (2). Focuses 
on expanding the horizons of the artistic vision of the 
student. Accomplished through a series of projects. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUS 5711 Music Bibliography (1). Library research 
methods and materials; documentation of research results 
in bibliographic style. Develops critical thinking and 
evaluative skills regarding sources of information, print and 
online. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and 
permission of instructor. 

MUS 5906 Thesis/Recital (1-6). For students working on 
a thesis or recital for MM in Music. To be completed under 
the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing and permission of instructor. 

MUS 5971 Thesis (1-6). Research and/or performances 



towards completion of master's thesis work. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing and permission of instructor. 

MUT 5051 Graduate Theory Survey (1-3). Analytical, 
theoretical and aural skills required for successful 
graduate studies in music. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing in Music and permission of instructor. 

MUT 5152 Comprehensive Musical Systems (3). 

Examination of various comprehensive theoretical systems 
utilized in the analysis of music. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing in Music and permission of instructor. 

MUT 5316 Advanced Orchestration (3). Examination of 
orchestrational techniques utilized by composers from the 
Baroque era through current times. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing in Music and permission of instructor. 

MUT 5355 Advanced Jazz Arranging and Composition 
(3). Scores and recordings of various sized jazz 
ensembles are studied for technique and style. Student's 
compositions and arrangements are performed. Topics 
include: forms, voicing techniques, instrumentation-live 
performance vs. recording session. Prerequisites: MUT 
4353; MUT 4663; MUT 4664. 

MUT 5381 Arranging (3). A course in practical arranging 
for the public school teacher, including choral, band, and 
popular arranging. Prerequisites: MUT 2117 and MUT 
2227. 

MUT 5411 Modal Counterpoint (3). Develop skills 
necessary to write in the Renaissance style and to analyze 
the masterworks of Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria, and 
others. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and 
permission of instructor. 

MUT 5486 Advanced Jazz Rehearsal Techniques (2). 

Study and practical application of complete preparation, 
programming, and rehearshing of small and large jazz 
ensembles. Students study scores and recordings of 
various jazz styles and rehearse school's ensembles. 
Prerequisites: MUN 4784; MUT 4643; MUT 4663; MUT 
4664. 

MUT 5585 Musical Styles Through Strict Composition 
(3). This course is designed to develop basic 
compositional skills for writing works in all forms. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and permission 
of instructor. 

MUT 5627 Schenkerian Analysis (3). Advanced studies 
in Schenkerian analysis of tonal music. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing in Music and permission of instructor. 

MUT 5628 Atonal Analysis (3). Advanced studies in set 
theory and serial techniques of twentieth-century music. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and permission 
of instructor. 

MUT 5629 Analytical Techniques (3). Examination and 
practice of various techniques utilized in the analysis of art 
music from the common practice period through the 20th 
century. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and 
permission of instructor. Placement tests required. 

MUT 5646 Advanced Jazz Techniques I (2). A 

comprehensive, theoretical study of topics related to jazz 
performance. Includes the nature of improvisation, 
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transcribing and analyzing solos of jazz masters. 
Prerequisite: MUT 4643. 

MUT 5647 Advanced Jazz Techniques II (2). A 

continuing study of topics related to jazz performance. 
Includes analyzing solos of jazz masters, development of 
repertoire, style, and aesthetic concepts. Prerequisite: 
Advanced Jazz Techniques I. 

MUT 5746 Jazz Pedagogy (2). Materials, techniques, and 
philosophies related to teaching jazz. Includes preparation 
of courses, course outline and syllabi, lesson plans, 
lectures. Texts and other resources such as videos, 
recordings, periodicals, are examined. Prerequisites: MUT 
4663; MUT 5355. 

MUT 5930 Special Topics (3). Examination of 
composers, compositional schools, or other areas of 
specialization and/or interest to the theory/composition 
faculty. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Music and 
permission of instructor. 

MVJ 5150 Jazz Piano Techniques (1). Performance of 
basic jazz standards. Includes basic techniques of the 
instrument, chord voicing, comping, lead sheet realization 
for non-pianists. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 5354 Principle Applied Jazz: Bass (2). Individual 
advanced instruction on major instrument. An in-depth 
study of overall instrumental technique, eminent jazz 
styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. Prerequisite: MVJ 4344. 

MVJ 5355 Principle Applied Jazz: Flute (2) Individual 
advanced instruction on major instrument. An in-depth 
study of overall instrumental technique, eminent jazz 
styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5356 Principle Applied Jazz: Saxophone (2). 

Individual advanced instruction on major instrument. An in- 
depth study of overall instrumental technique, eminent jazz 
styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5357 Principle Applied Jazz: Trumpet (2). 

Individual advanced instruction on major instrument. An in- 
depth study of overall instrumental technique, eminent jazz 
styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5358 Principle Applied Jazz: Trombone (2). 

Individual advanced instruction on major instrument. An in- 
depth study of overall instrumental technique, eminent jazz 
styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5359 Principle Applied Jazz: Percussion (2). 

Individual advanced instruction on major instrument. An in- 
depth study of overall instrumental technique, eminent jazz 
styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5453 Principle Applied Jazz: Guitar (2).lndividual 
advanced instruction on major instrument. An in-depth 
study of overall instrumental technique, eminent jazz 
styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. Prerequisite: MVJ 4343. 

MVJ 5456 Major Applied Jazz Saxophone (1-2). 



Individual instruction on major instrument. An in-depth 
study of overall instrumental technique, styles, and other 
performance practices particularly relevant to jazz. 
Prerequisite: Audition. 

MVJ 5XXX Secondary Jazz Drums (1). Individual 
instruction in applied jazz music on drums. Prerequisites: 
Preceding course in sequence or permission of the 
instructor. 

MVJ 5XXX Principal Jazz Drums (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz drums at a principal 
level. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 5XXX Major Jazz Trombone (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz trombone at a major 
level. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 5XXX Major Jazz Trumpet (2). Individual instruction 
in applied music on jazz trumpet at a major level. 
Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 5XXX Major Jazz Drums (2). Individual instruction in 
applied music on jazz drums at a major level. 
Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVK 5605 Organ Pedagogy (2). An overview of historical 
and modern organ methods, pedagogies and supporting 
material. 

MVK 5651 Piano Pedagogy (2). Survey of current piano 
teaching methods. 

MVO 5651 Graduate Pedagogy (1). The development of 
teaching skills required by graduate assistants, including 
classroom skills, designing examinations, etc. Prereq- 
uisite: Graduate Assistants. 

MW 5651 Vocal Pedagogy (2). A survey of the literature 
of teaching methods for the mature voice derived from 
historical and modern sources. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. Corequisites: Applied voice lesson. 

MW 5652 Graduate Vocal Pedagogy II (2). Practical 
application of the principles of vocal technique in the 
studio. Emphasis will be placed on the psychological 
factors which apply to singing and the teaching of singing. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Vocal Pedagogy I. 

MW 5XXX Graduate Vocal Pedagogy I (2). An 

introduction to the history and development of vocal 
pedagogy for the graduate voice major. Emphasis will be 
placed on a study of the anatomy and acoustics of the 
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Walter Van Hamme, Professor and Chairperson 

Werner Boeglin, Associate Professor 

Richard A. Bone, Professor 

Yesim Darici, Associate Professor 

Rudolf Fiebig, Professor 

Bernard Gerstman, Professor 

Kenneth Hardy, Professor Emeritus 

Laird H. Kramer, Associate Professor 

Wenzhi Li, Assistant Professor 

Pete C. Markowitz, Associate Professor 

Oren Maxwell, Professor 

Stephan L. Mintz, Professor 

Rajamani Narayanan, Assistant Professor 

Brian A. Raue, Associate Professor 

Joerg Reinhold, Associate Professor 

Misak Sargsian, Associate Professor 

John W. Sheldon, Professor Emeritus 

Caroline E. Simpson, Associate Professor 

Xuewen Wang, Associate Professor 

James R. Webb, Professor 

Jiandi Zhang, Associate Professor 

Yifu Zhu, Professor 

Master of Science in Physics 

The Master of Science in Physics is a 45 semester hour 
program consisting of course work at the 5000 and 6000 
level and research with one of the departmental research 
groups culminating in a master's thesis. Students entering 
the program must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent 
course work in Physics. 

Graduate Admission Requirements 

For admission to the graduate programs, a Bachelor's 
degree in physics is required with a minimum 
undergraduate GPA of 3.0. The GRE is required. The 
minimum acceptable score is 1000 points for verbal and 
quantitative combined. The GRE advanced is 

recommended. International graduate student applicants 
whose native language is not English are required to 
submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on 
the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

Required Courses 

PHY 51 15 
PHY 51 16 
PHY 5240 
PHY 5346 
PHY 5347 
PHY 6645 
PHY 6646 
PHY 6524 
PHY 6935 



Mathematical Physics I 3 

Mathematical Physics II 3 

Advanced Classical Mechanics 3 

Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I 3 
Advanced Electromagnetic Theory II 3 
Advanced Quantum Mechanics I 3 

Advanced Quantum Mechanics II 3 

Statistical Physics 3 

Graduate Research Seminar 4-6 

In addition, three semester hours of specialized course 
work are required in the student's area of specialization 
and 12-14 hours of thesis work for a total of 45 hours. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Physics program requires 90 
credit hours at the graduate level, including a minimum of 
24 credit hours of dissertation research. A maximum of 36 



credits may be transferred from another graduate program 
with the approval of the Graduate Committee. 

Graduate Admission Requirements 

For admission to the graduate programs, a Bachelor's 
degree in Physics is required with a minimum 
undergraduate GPA of 3.0. The GRE is required. The 
minimum acceptable score is 1120 points for verbal and 
quantitative combined. The GRE advanced is 

recommended. International graduate student applicants 
whose native language is not English are required to 
submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) or for the International English 
Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on 
the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

Required Courses 

1. All Required Courses for the Master of Science in 
Physics program listed above. 

2. Four additional graduate level (5000 or higher) 
courses. 

All doctoral candidates must take a Ph.D. comprehensive 
exam. This exam is designed to test general knowledge of 
physics at the advanced undergraduate and first-year 
graduate level and must be passed not later than the 
beginning of the third year enrolled in the program. Within 
two years of entering the program, students must submit 
to the Graduate Committee their choices of research and 
advisor. Course work and research programs shall be 
planned with the advice and approval of the advisor. After 
passing the comprehensive exam and prior to or during 
the first semester of the fourth year enrolled in the 
program, a student must also take a candidacy exam 
which tests the ability to conduct research in a particular 
field, as well as the ability to present the results of that 
research in an organized and coherent manner. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

AST-Astronomy; PHS-Physics/Specialized; PHY-Physics; 

PHZ-Physics; PSC-Physical Sciences; ENU-Nuclear 

Engineering. 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 

Summer semester offering. 

AST 5215 Stellar Astrophysics (3) Topics in Stellar 
Astrophysics, in greater detail and depth than similar 
topics in AST 3213. Emphasis on current stellar structure, 
evolution models and the underlying observational data. 
Prerequisites; PHY 3107, PHY 3503, PHY 4324, PHY 
4222 or equivalent. (F or S) 

AST 5405 Extragalactic Astrophysics (3). Topics in 
extragalactic astrophysics, in greater detail and depth than 
similar topics in AST 3213. Emphasis on galactic structure 
and evolution, quasars and cosmology. Prerequisites: PHY 
3107, PHY 3503, PHY 4324, PHY 4222 or equivalent. (F 
orS) 

AST 5507 Celestial Mechanics (3). Principles of classical 
Newtonian mechanics applied to the motions of planets, 
satellites, and interplanetary space probes. Prerequisites: 
PHY 4222 or equivalent. (F or S) 

PHY 5115 Mathematical Physics I (3). Methods of 
solution for problems in mathematical physics: Variational 
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integral equations, and transforms. Prerequisites: MAC 
3313, MAP 3302. (F) 

PHY 5116 Mathematical Physics II (3). Additional 
solution methods in mathematical physics: Perturbation 
methods, Laplace's and Poisson's Equations, waves, 
special functions, vector fields, vector waves. Prerequisite: 
PHY 5115. (S) 

PHY 5140 Atomic Particle Interactions and Detection 
(3). Preparation for research utilizing particle detectors. 
Covers particle interactions with matter in scintillation, 
ionization, and semiconductor detectors for changed 
particles, neutrons, and photons. Prerequisites: PHY 3107 
or permission of Instructor. 

PHY 5141 Intermediate Modern Physics I (3). Prepares 
advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate student 
research preparation in atomic, molecular, or optical 
physics. Topics may be adapted to students' research 
interests. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. 

PHY 5142 Intermediate Modern Physics II (3). 

Continnuation of advanced undergraduate and beginning 
graduate student research preparation in atomic, 
molecular, optical or nuclear physics. Topics may be 
adapted to students' research interests. Prerequisite: 
Intermediate Modern Physics I. 

PHY 5235 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (3). 

Introduction to the universal behavior of classical systems 
described by nonlinear equations. Prerequisites: PHY 
4222, MAA4211. (F or S) 

PHY 5240 Advanced Classical Mechanics (3). 

Advanced formulations of the equations of motion and 
their applications: the central field problem, rigid body 
dynamics, oscillations and continuous systems. 
Prerequisite: PHY 4222. (F) 

PHY 5346 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I (3). 

Advanced treatment of classical electromagnetism: 
Electrostatics, Green's function, Laplace's equation, 
multipole expansion, magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations, 
waves. Prerequisite: PHY 4324. (F) 

PHY 5347 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory II (3). 

Additional topics in classical electromagnetism: Wave 
guides, radiating and diffracting systems, Kirchoff's 
integral for diffraction, covariant formulation of field 
equations. Prerequisite: PHY 5346. (S) 

PHY 5446 Laser Physics (3). Principles of lasers and 
laser applications, including atom-field interactions, 
stimulated emission and dipole oscillators, optical 
resonators and electromagnetic modes, semi-classical 
laser theory, and specific laser systems. Prerequisite: PHY 
4605. (F or S) 

PHY 5466 The Physics of Music (3). Provides music 
technology majors a physical understanding of sound, 
sound generation and reprodcution. Concentrates mainly 
on physical principles and less on calculation. 
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. 

PHY 5667 Nonperturbative Quantum Field Theory (3). 

Euclidean QFT, renormalization group, local gauge 
symetry, lattice regularization, Wilson action, fermion 
fields, expansion schemes, numerical algorithms, hadron 
properties, recent developments. Prerequisite: PHY 4605. 



PHY 5930 Seminar in Physics (1-3). A series of 

specialized lectures/seminars on selected topics in 

Physics/Astro-Physics. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
department. 

PHY 5936 Special Topics Research (1-10). Participation 
in an original investigation in theoretical or experimental 
physics/astro-physics under direct faculty supervision. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

PHY 5937, PHY 5938 Seminar in Special Topics (3). 

Seminar work under the supervision of a faculty member 
on subject material of mutual interest. 

PHY 5940 Physics Graduate Teaching Workshop (1). 

The teaching of physics laboratories. Includes practice of 
lab experiments, use and adjustment of lab equipment and 
explanation of departmental grading policy. Supplemented 
by outside lectures on university policies. (F) 

PHY 6524 Statistical Physics (3). Fundamental principles 
of statistical mechanics; fluctuations, noise and irreversible 
thermodynamics; kinetic methods and transport theory. 
Prerequisites: PHY 3503 and PHY 4222. (S) 

PHY 6645 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I (3). 

Advanced topics in quantum mechanics: Quantized 
systems, relativistic quantum mechanics, potential 
scattering. Prerequisite: PHY 4605. (F) 

PHY 6646 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II (3). 

Additional topics in advanced quantum mechanics: 
Collision theory, symmetry transformations, conservation 
laws, group theory. Prerequisite: PHY 6645. (S) 

PHY 6651 Quantum Scattering Theory I (3). The 

investigation of atomic and electronic scattering 
processes: Potential scattering, long range potentials, 
electronatom collisions. Prerequisite: PHY 6645. 

PHY 6652 Quantum Scattering Theory II (3). The 

mathematical investigation of scattering processes: Auto- 
ionization, fast vs. slow collisions, Regge poles, S and T 
matrices. Prerequisite: PHY 6651. 

PHY 6668 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I (3). 

Introduction to relativistic quantum fields: General 
formalism, Klein-Gordon field, Dirac field, vector fields, 
interacting fields, CPT theorem, reduction formulae, gauge 
theory. Prerequisite: PHY 6646. 

PHY 6669 Relativistic Quantum Field II (3). Additional 
topics in relativistic quantum fields: perturbation theory, U 
matrix, Wick's theorem, dispersion relations, 
renormalization, Ward identity, renormalization group, path 
integral formalism. Prerequisite: PHY 6668. 

PHY 6675 Quantum Theory of Many Particle Systems I 
(3). An introduction to the physics of many particle 
systems: Second quantization, Fock spaces, Boson and 
Fermion symmetry, Gell-Mann-Low theorem, 

diagrammatic expansions, Goldstone theorem. 
Prerequisite: PHY 6646. 

PHY 6676 Quantum Theory of Many Particle Systems II 
(3). Additional topics in the physics of many particle 
systems: Fermi gas, Bose condensation, Hartree-Fock 
approximation, random phase approximation, finite 
temperature formalism, hadrons. Prerequisite: PHY 6675. 



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PHY 6935 Graduate Research Seminar (1-2). Seminars 
presented by students, faculty, and visitors on a variety of 
topics of current research interest. Repeatable. Required 
every semester. (F and S) 

PHY 6936 Graduate Research (1-10). Research at the 
graduate level in theoretical or experimental physics under 
faculty supervision, repeatable. Prerequisite: Permission 
from supervising faculty. 

PHY 6970 Thesis Research (1-10). Research toward 
completion of Master's Thesis. Repeatable. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the department. (F,S) 

PHY 6971 Master's Thesis (3). Theoretical and/or 
experimental research leading to thesis. Prerequisite: 
Permission of major professor. (F,S) 

PHY 7910 Dissertation Research (1-9). Students 
conduct dissertation research at the doctoral level in 
theoretical or experimental physics under faculty 
supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (F, 
S) 

PHY 7981 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Original research 
work towards completion of dissertation and presentation 
and defense of dissertation. Prerequisite: Permission of 
Major Professor and Doctoral Candidacy. 

PHZ 5130 Theoretical Treatment of Experimental Data 
(3). Statistical analysis of physical processes and 
statistical tests, with particular emphasis on 
instrumentation-related problems. Mathematical modeling 
and computer simulation. Prerequisites: Undergraduate 
statistics course, or equivalent, or permission of the 
instructor. 

PHZ 5156 Computational Physics I (3). Physical 
systems by means of computer simulation. Monte Carlo, 
molecular dynamics, percolation, random systems, chaos, 
criticality, guage fields. Prerequisites: PHY 5115 and PHY 
5116. 

PHZ 5157C Computational Physics II (3). Advanced 
computer simulation methods of physical systems. 
Application in chaos, nonlinear and random systems, 
criticality, field theory and practices. Prerequisite: PHZ 
5156. Corequisites: PHY 5115 and PHY 5116. 

PHZ 5234 Atomic and Molecular Collision Phenomena 
(3). Investigation of atomic and molecular collision 
phenomena: Kinetic theory, elastic scattering, inelastic 
scattering, excitation and ionization, heavy particle 
collisions. Prerequisites: PHY 4605 and PHY 4222. (F or 
S) 

PHZ 5304 Advanced Nuclear Physics (3). The 

fundamental properties of nuclei, nuclear forces, nuclear 
models, radioactivity, weak processes, and nuclear 
reactions. Prerequisite: PHY 4604. Corequisite: PHY 
4605. (F or S) 

PHZ 5370 Nanoscience (3). Overview of the nanoscience 
with emphasis on physical properties, such as electrical, 
magnetic and optical properties, of nanomaterials. 
Prerequisites: PHY 3106, PHY 3107. 

PHZ 5405 Solid State Physics (3). Crystalline form of 
solids, lattice dynamics, metals, insulators, semi- 
conductors, crystalline surfaces, and amorphous 
materials. Prerequisites: PHY 3107 orCHM 3411. 



PHZ 5505 Low Energy Plasma Physics (3). The 

investigation of the kinetics of rarefied gases and thermal 
plasmas: Phase space, random currents, orbit theory, 
plasma sheaths, radiation, the pinch effect. Prerequisites: 
PHY 3503, PHY 4324, and PHY 4222. 

PHZ 5506 Plasma Physics (3). An introduction to plasma 
fundamentals, the Boltzmann equation, the hydrodynamic 
equations, orbit theory, the interaction of electromagnetic 
waves with plasmas, the pinch effect and instabilities. 
Prerequisite: PHY 3049. (F or S) 

PHZ 5606 Special Relativity (3). A detailed study of 
special relativity: Lorentz transformations, relativistic 
electrodynamics. Prerequisite: PHY 3107. 

PHZ 5607 General Relativity (3). General relativity using 
differential geometry and tensor analysis. Topics include 
Einstein's field equations and their solutions, applications 
and observational tests. Black Holes and cosmology are 
also discussed. Prerequisites: PHY 4222 and PHY 4605. 

PHZ 6255 Molecular Biophysics (3). The use of 

theoretical physics techniques to investigate biological 
systems: Protein structure and dynamics, electron 
tunneling, nuclear tunneling, hemoglobin, photosynthesis, 
vision. Prerequisite: PHY 4605. (F or S) 

PHZ 6326 Low Energy Nuclear Physics I (3). 

Introduction to the physics of nuclei and nuclear 
processes: Nuclear forces, scattering processes and 
nuclear models. Prerequisite: PHY 4605. 

PHZ 6327 Low Energy Nuclear Physics II (3). Additional 
topics in nuclear physics: The shell and collective models, 
nuclear reactions and applications, scattering theory, 
entrance channel phenomena, rearrangement collision 
and breakup reactions. Prerequisite: PHZ 6326. 

PHZ 6354 Introduction to Particle Physics (3). An 

introduction to modern particle theory: Elementary field 
theory, symmetries, quantum electrodynamics, quark- 
parton model, quantum chromodynamics, Weinberg- 
Salam model. Prerequisite: PHY 6646. 

PHZ 6355 High Energy Hadronic Physics (3). Physics of 
quark-gluon structure of strongly interacting matter. 
Introduces the basic methods of high energy hadronic and 
nuclear physics, the quark model of hadrons, and the 
partonic model of deep-inelastic scattering. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

PHZ 6359 Quantum Gauge Field Theories (3). Basics in 
field quantization, nonabelian symmetries, the standard 
SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) model, non-perturbative features, 
lattice regularization and numerical simulation. 
Prerequisites: PHY 4605, PHY 5346. (F or S) 

PHZ 6396 Advanced Nuclear and Particle Physics (3). 

Nuclear and Particle Physics, nuclear forces, reactions 
and kinematics, deep inelastic scattering, partons QCD, 
nuclear and particle astrophysics, quark gluon plasma. 
Prerequisite: PHY 4604. 

PHZ 6426 Advanced Solid State Physics (3). Electronic 
structures of solids and surfaces, electron-electron 
interaction, superconductivity, magnetism in solids, 
amorphous systems, glasses, polymers, percolation, 
localization, phase transition, fractals. Prerequisites: PHY 
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PHZ 6437C Surface Physics (3). An introduction to 
theoretical and experimental techniques AES (Auger 
Electron Spectroscopy), LEED (Low Energy Electron 
Diffraction), XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy), 
AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) and STM (Scanning 
Tunneling Microscopy). Prerequisites: PHZ 5405 or 
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Political Science 

Richard Olson, Professor and Chairperson 
Astrid Arraras, Lecturer 
Ronald Cox, Associate Professor 
Clement Fatovic, Assistant Professor 
Eduardo Gamarra, Professor and Director, Latin 

American and Carribean Center 
Ivelaw Griffith, Professor and Dean, Honors College 
Kevin Hill, Associate Professor and Undergraduate 

Director 
Antonio Jorge, Professor 
H. Whitt Kilburn, Assistant Professor 
Tatiana Kostadinova, Assistant Professor and Graduate 

Director 
Russell Lucas, Assistant Professor 
Dario Moreno, Associate Professor and Director, 

Metropolitan Center 
Paul Mullen, Assistant Professor 
Brian Nelson, Associate Professor 
Sarah Poggione, Assistant Professor 
Nicol Rae, Professor 

Mark Rosenberg, Professor and Chancellor 
Rebecca Salokar, Associate Professor 
John Stack, Professor and Director, Institute for Public 

Policy and Citizenship Studies 
Judith H. Stiehm, Professor 
Christopher Warren, Associate Professor 
The Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees 
in Political Science at Florida International University are 
designed to provide students with a comprehensive 
knowledge of the discipline. The department's graduate 
program builds on faculty strengths and distinguishes itself 
by stressing a comparative approach to the study of 
politics. The program is designed to equip its graduates 
with a solid foundation in the basic theories and methods 
of Political Science, in conjunction with an in-depth 
education in selected traditional subfields. The program 
has a particular focus on Comparative Politics and 
American Politics. 

Admission Procedures 

Applicants seeking admission for the Fall semester should 
have application materials submitted by March 15th. 
Incomplete applications cannot be considered by the 
Graduate Admissions Committee. Admission decisions will 
be announced no later than April 15th. Applicants are 
advised to send copies of the following materials directly to 
the Department's Admissions Committee at the following 
address: Department of Political Science, DM 480, 
University Park Campus, Miami, Florida 33199. 
Telephone: (305) 348-2226; Fax: (305) 348-3765. 
Candidates must also apply online using the website of the 
University Graduate School. Additionally, the following 
items must be sent separately to the University Graduate 
School: 

1. Official transcripts of all university-level work, 
including undergraduate or professional school courses. 

2. An official report of Graduate Record Examination 
(GRE) scores. 

3. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 



System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 
Applicants must send the following materials directly to the 
department's admissions committee. 

1 . Two letters of reference from former instructors who 
are able to evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate 
study. Applicants should ensure that each letter is signed 
by the author along the sealed flap of the envelope. 

2. A personal statement of intent, including a discussion 
of education and career objectives and the specific 
relationship of a Master's or Doctoral degree in Political 
Science to the achievement of those objectives. The 
personal statement should not exceed three typewritten, 
double-spaced pages. 

Master of Arts in Political Science 

Admission Requirements 

Admission to the Master's program is competitive. Meeting 
the minimum requirements does not guarantee 
acceptance. 

The minimum requirements for admission to the M.A. 
program include: 

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or 
university. 

2. A minimum 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) 
during the last two years of a student's undergraduate 
program (students with graduate or professional course 
work will be evaluated individually). 

3. A minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal 
and quantitative sections of the GRE. 

4. Graduates of non-U. S. institutions must be 
academically eligible for further study in the country where 
the degree was earned. 

5. Foreign students whose native language is not 
English must have an iBT TOEFL score of 80 or above 
(550 on the TOEFL paper exam) or an overall IELTS score 
of 6.3 or above. 

Degree Requirements 

The course of study for the M.A. in Political Science 
requires 30 credit hours. A final research project and 
research seminar are required components: 

Required Courses (9 credits) 

POS5716 Foundations of Political Science 3 

POS 5706 Research Methodology 3 

POS 6976 Research Seminar 3 

Core Courses (9 credits) 

Each student is required to take three of the following four 
core courses: 

POS 5045 Seminar in American Politics 3 

CPO 5091 Seminar in Comparative Politics 3 

INR 5007 Seminar in International Politics 3 

POT 5007 Seminar in Political Theory 3 

Electives (12 credits) 

Students are required to take four elective courses. A 
student may take a maximum of six credit hours in a 
cognate field or in an approved cognate program. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science 
Admission Requirements 

Admission to the Ph.D. program is competitive. Meeting 
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The minimum requirements for admission to the Ph.D. 
program include: 

1 . A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or 
university; 

2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and/or a graduate GPA 
of 3.25; 

3. A minimum combined score of 1 1 20 on the verbal and 
quantitative sections of the GRE. 

4. Graduates of non-U. S. institutions must be 
academically eligible for further study in the country 
where the degree was earned. 

5. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit 
a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language 
Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the 
iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program requires a minimum 76 credit hours 
beyond the Bachelor's degree. 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science is 
conferred based on satisfactory completion of required 
course work, a demonstrated mastery of a broad field of 
knowledge, and successful completion and defense of the 
dissertation. The degree provides graduates with a solid 
foundation in the basic theories and methodologies of 
political science in conjunction with specialization in 
traditional subfields. Students will, in consultation with their 
faculty advisors, determine the contents of their course 
work. Students will specialize in two examination fields 
drawn from among the four of the principal subfields of 
Political Science: American Politics, Comparative Politics, 
International Politics, and Political Theory. Students are 
also required to take additional coursework in a third, non- 
examined field of specialization. The third specialization 
field will be satisfied by a minimum of 9 credit hours in a 
regionally or topically defined area. 

Students' proposed programs must be approved by their 
advisors and the Graduate Studies Committee. 

Required Courses (10 credits) 

POS 5702 Teaching Political Science 1 

POS 5706 Research Methodology 3 

POS 5716 Foundations of Political Science 3 
POS 6918 Seminar in Political Science 

Methodology 3 

Common Core Courses (12 credits) 

CPO 5091 Seminar in Comparative Politics 3 

INR 5007 Seminar in International Politics 3 

POS 5045 Seminar in American Politics 3 

POT 5007 Seminar in Political Theory 3 

Two Examination Fields (minimum 12 credits) 

Third Specialization (minimum 9 credits) 

Approved Electives (minimum 9 credits) 

Language Requirement 

The Political Science Ph.D. Program requires competency 
in one foreign language or demonstrated competency in 
computer and methodological techniques when considered 
more appropriate. Language competency must be 
demonstrated prior to taking the comprehensive 
examinations. 



Comprehensive Examination 

After satisfactory completion of course work, students will 
take comprehensive exams in their two chosen subfields 
before being admitted to candidacy and defending a 
dissertation proposal. The comprehensive exams will 
cover core courses and broad knowledge of the two 
examination fields. They will be written and oral. 

Comprehensive examinations are given twice yearly, in 
mid-September and mid-January. 

Dissertation (minimum 24 credits) 

After passing the comprehensive exams, students are 
admitted to candidacy and enroll for dissertation credits 
under the supervision of their dissertation advisors. 
Candidates will prepare and defend a dissertation 
proposal. Upon completion of the work, a public defense of 
the dissertation will be scheduled in accordance with 
university policy. 

Financial Aid 

The program has a limited number of graduate 
assistantships available for qualified students. 
Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis only to 
full-time students. Students applying for full-time status are 
considered automatically for these awards. Assistantships 
are renewable each year for up to four years based on 
satisfactory progress and performance. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

CPO-Comparative Politics; INR-lnternational Relations; 
POS-Political Science; POT-Political Theory; PUP-Public 
Policy. 

CPO 5036 Politics of Development (3). This course 
examines divergent explanations for development and 
underdevelopment. Of central importance are the 
concepts and theories that emphasize the political 
dimensions of development processes of development, 
and actors in the development process. 

CPO 5091 Seminar in Comparative Politics (3). A 

foundation in the development of the field of comparative 
politics and in the major schools of thought that have 
molded perspectives on comparative political analysis. 

CPO 5325 Politics of the Caribbean (3). Examines the 
structural and institutional aspects of the politics of the 
Caribbean in both domestic and international contexts. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

CPO 5934 Topics in Comparative Politics (3). A 

rigorous examination of a topic in comparative politics. 
Subject matter varies according to instructor. Topic will be 
announced in advance. 

CPO 5936 Seminar in Comparative Political Parties (3). 

Students read and discuss major works on parties by 
conservative, liberal, and Marxist authors. 

CPO 6062 Seminar in Comparative Judicial Politics (3). 

An examination of judicial structures, legal traditions, 
judicial behavior and judicial power cross culturally. 

CPO 6066 Comparative Constitutional Law (3). An 

examination of constitutionalism in both established and 
developing democracies. Particular emphasis on the role 
of courts, judicial review and judicial remedies using 
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CPO 6084 War, Peace and the Military (3). Examines 
theories of the relationship between societies, 
governments and their militaries. Emphasis on relationship 
between militaries and a nation's experience with peace 
and participation in war. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

CPO 6092 Seminar in Comparative Political Culture 
(3). Examines culturalist theories in comparative politics, 
including postmaterialism, social capital, and civic culture. 
Students test hypothesis using survey data from prominent 
cross-national datasets. Prerequisites: POS 5706 or 
equivalent. 

CPO 6105 Politics of the European Union (3). Examines 
the development and operation of the world's most 
successful experiment in regional cooperation, the 
European Union (EU), including political economy, 
institutions, and policy-making. Prerequisite: Graduate 
Standing. 

CPO 6106 Seminar on European Politics (3). Advanced 
discussion of major themes in European politics. Topics 
include corporatism, post-materialism, democratization, 
and European integration. 

CPO 6206 Seminar in African Politics (3). Studies the 
crisis of African development. Topics include colonialism, 
internal cleavages, and impact of the global economy. 

CPO 6307 Seminar on South American Politics (3). 

Explores the realities and myths of the democratization 
experience of South America. 

CPO 6316 Seminar in Latin American Democratic 
Institutions (3). Reviews the role of institutional design in 
promoting accountability in Latin American democracy, 
including presidentialism, party systems, legislatures, 
electoral laws, and federalism. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

CPO 6350 Seminar in Brazilian Politics (3). The political 
development of Brazil, focusing on alternation between 
authoritarianism and democracy. Emphasis on clientelism, 
patrimonialism, civil-military relations, and political 
institutions. 

CPO 6376 Seminar in Central American Politics (3). 

Central America's socio-political evolution. Attention is 
given to both the national and international politics of the 
region. 

CPO 6407 Seminar in Politics of the Middle East (3). In 

depth analysis of comparative theoretical perspectives of 
political processes in the Middle East. 

CPO 6771 Politics of Disaster (3). Examines disaster 
and other extreme events as political system shocks. 
Analyzes disasters as crises of values, legitimacy, and 
agenda control. Evaluates policy alternatives in 
prevention, mitigation, and response. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Standing. 

INR 5007 Seminar in International Politics (3). An 

advanced graduate course designed to give students a 
specialized knowledge of the classics in international 
politics. The course traces the development of 
international politics from Thucydides to the present. 

INR 5036 Politics of Globalization (3). Intensive 
examination of state and global institutions that have 
shaped the process of economic globalization. Topics 



include impact on sovereignty, human rights, labor and 
agenda-setting of large and small nation-states. 

INR 5087 Ethnicity and the Politics of Development (3). 

This course examines the conceptual and substantive 
dimensions of ethnicity in the context of world politics and 
political development. The course will highlight ethnicity 
and ethnic groups as critical factors in North-South politics. 

INR 5105 American Foreign Policy (3). Compares 
different perspectives in foreign policy analysis. Provides a 
comprehensive understanding of major issues in U.S. 
policy. 

INR 5934 Topics in International Politics (3). A rigorous 
examination of a topic in international politics. Subject 
matter varies according to instructor. Topic to be 
announced in advance. 

INR 6080 Seminar on Non-State Actors (3). Explores the 
nature of non-state actors in international politics, including 
cities, interest groups, multi-nationals, and individuals. 

INR 6705 Seminar in International Political Economy 
(3). Theories of economic cooperation and conflict among 
nation-states. Liberal, economic nationalists and Marxist 
theoretical paradigms are explored in an examination of 
the internationalization of capital, trade and investment 
and the role of the State in the global economy. 

INR 6936 Seminar in Inter-American Politics (3). Focus 
on U.S.-Latin American relations. Attempts to link the 
theoretical literature on U.S. foreign policy with empirical 
developments. 

POS 5045 Seminar in American Politics (3). The 

advanced study of U.S. politics. Students read and discuss 
the major works and theories concerning American politics 
and government. 

POS 5146 Seminar in Urban Politics (3). Examination of 
processes by which urban areas are governed. Emphasis 
is on conflicts over structures, power, policy and the 
politics of ethnicity and class. 

POS 5158 Topics in Politics (3). Subject matter varies 
according to instructor. 

POS 5208 Seminar in Political Behavior (3). Analyzes 
the literature in political behavior. Special emphasis is on 
voting, socialization, attitudes, partisanship, campaigning, 
the media, and political participation in the developed 
democracies. Prerequisite: POS 5706. 

POS 5447 Seminar in U.S. Political Parties (3). Students 

read and discuss the major works and theories on U.S. 

political parties. 

POS 5638 Topics in Public Law (3). A rigorous 

examination of a topic in public law. Subject matter varies 

according to instructor. Topic will be announced in 

advance. 

POS 5702 Teaching Political Science (1). Introduces 
graduate students to the pedagogical and practical 
aspects of teaching political science. Topics will include 
selecting books, writing a syllabus, lecturing, running 
discussion groups, and testing and grading. Covers 
professional ethics, and student rights and responsibilities. 

POS 5706 Research Methodology (3). This course is an 
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quantitative and non-quantitative methodology in the social 
sciences. It is designed to familiarize the student with the 
language and format of quantitative and non-quantitative 
applications in order to permit students to deal effectively 
with the literature of their field. 

POS 5716 Foundations of Political Science (3). 

Prepares students for the advanced study of politics. 
Areas of study include history of political science as a 
discipline, comparison of classical and modern sciences of 
politics and realpolitik, epistemologicai foundations. 

POS 5909 Independent Study (1-6). Designed for 
advanced students who wish to pursue specialized topics 
in political science. Arrangements must be made with 
instructor during prior semester. 

POS 5932 Topics in Urban Politics (VAR). An extensive 
examination of the processes by which social conflicts in 
American urban areas are represented and regulated. 
Emphasis is on the ways in which urban problems are 
identified and proposed solutions formulated, legitimatized, 
and administered by urban policy-making processes. 
Includes a discussion of urban political culture. 

POS 5XXX Writing Professionally (3). Focus on 
inductive research process. Refines technical skills for 
effective written communication. Best practice examples 
for preparing briefing papers, articles, books, and grant 
applications. 

POS 6286 Judicial Research (3). Examination of the 
methodological approaches used to study courts in a 
political context. Special attention to seminal works that 
focus on individual, small group and institutional behavior, 
and extra-legal influences. 

POS 6415 Seminar on the U.S. Presidency (3). 

Examines the most important works on the U.S. 
Presidency, and the evolution of the office since 1789. 

POS 6427 Seminar on the U.S. Congress (3). 

Discussion of the scholarly literature on Congress. 
Students analyze trends in congressional power and 
possible reforms. 

POS 6612 Seminar on U.S. Supreme Court (3). Seminar 
covers literature, both current and classic, on U.S. 
Supreme Court. Topics covered typically include the major 
paradigms, appointment, access, agenda setting, decision 
making and impact. 

POS 6639 Seminar in Public Law (VAR). Graduate 
seminar on special topic in public law. Topic to be 
announced in advance. 

POS 6725 Formal Political Modeling (3). Introduces 
students to the foundations of public choice. Particular 
topics may include decision theory, social choice, spatial 
voting models, and game theory, amoung others. 

POS 6918 Seminar in Political Science Research 
Methods (3). Examines the methods used to design, 
execute, and critique empirical research in political 
science, addressing a variety of methodological issues. 
Prerequisites: POS 5706 and POS 5716. 

POS 6937 Seminar in Politics (VAR). Subject matter 
varies according to instructor. 



POS 6971 Thesis (1-6). Requires students to enroll for 
thesis or dissertation research for at least one credit hour 
every semester in which they are engaged in such 
research. Prerequisite: All other course work for the 
Master's. 

POS 6976 Research Seminar (3). Required course for all 
MA candidates during completion of their major research 
project. Also required for second-year Ph.D. students. 
The course guides student research while in progress. 
Prerequisite: POS 5706. 

POS 7910 Pre-Dissertation Research (1-9). During the 
term in which students take Ph.D. comprehensive exams, 
this course enables them to concentrate on completion of 
their dissertation prospectus. Prerequisite: Completion of 
all other Ph.D. coursework. 

POS 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Supervised 
research and writing of an original research project. 
Prerequisites: Permission of Major Professor and Doctoral 
Candidacy. 

POT 5007 Seminar in Political Theory (3). An 

examination of writings from a diverse list of some of the 
major political theorists in the Western tradition from 
antiquity to the present. 

POT 5307 Feminist Political Theory (3). Examines 
feminist political theory in the second half of the twentieth 
century with the focus on the work of U.S. scholars. 

POT 5934 Topics in Political Theory (3). An intensive 
examination of selected topics dealing with political theory. 
Subjects will vary, depending upon the desires of students 
and faculty. Allows the student to choose topics of 
particular interest to him or her. 

POT 6015 Seminar in Classical Political Thought (3). 

Examination of key elements of classical political thought 
from the Hellenic to early Christian periods. 

POT 6056 Seminar in Modern Political Thought (3). 

Examines important works and theories or political thought 
from the renaissance to the early 19th century. 

POT 6067 Seminar in Contemporary Political Thought 
(3). Examines political theories of the 19th and 20th 
centuries. Special emphasis on the tension between 
modern and post-modern theory. 

POT 6208 Seminar in American Political Thought (3). 

Students read and discuss classic and contemporary 
interpretations of U.S. political thought, and apply those 
ideas to modern U.S. politics. 

POT 6315 Democratic Theory (3). Examines various 
theories of democracy in modern and contemporary 
political thought, including liberal, civic republican, 
deliberative, and cosmopolitan conceptions of democracy. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

POT 6416 Seminar in Marxism (3). Analysis of the 
evolution of Marxism from Marx to the present. Particular 
attention is given to contemporary Marxist debates. 

POT 6603 Political Theory of the Modern State (3). 

Analyzes evolution and theories of the modern state from 
the high middle ages to the present. Pre-state formations, 
classical states, and social science theories of the state 
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PUP 5934 Topics in Public Policy (1-6). A rigorous 
examination of a topic in public policy. Subject matter 
varies according to instructor. Topic will be announced in 
advance. 

PUP 6007 Seminar in Public Policy (1-6). Graduate 
seminar on special topic dealing with public policy 
analysis. Subject matter varies according to instructor. 
Topic to be announced in advance. 



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Psychology 

Suzanna Rose, Professor and Chairperson 

Craig Anderson, Technical Support Specialist 

Lorraine Bahrick, Professor 

Leslie DeChurch, Assistant Professor 

Marvin Dunn, Associate Professor 

Joan Erber, Professor 

Gordon Finley, Professor 

Ronald Fisher, Professor 

Leslie Frazier, Associate Professor 

Jacob Gewirtz, Professor 

Fernando Gonzalez-Reigosa, Associate Professor 

Lindsay Ham, Assistant Professor 

Nathan Hiller, Assistant Professor 

William Kurtines, Professor 

Mary Levitt, Professor 

Robert Lickliter, Professor 

Marilyn Montgomery, Associate Professor 

Gary Moran, Professoe Emeritus 

Kevin O'Neil, Assistant Professor 

Janat Parker, Professor 

Bennett Schwartz, Associate Professor 

Nadja Schreieiber, Assistant Professor 

Wendy Silverman, Professor 

Dionne Stephens, Visiting Professor 

Jonathan Tubman, Associate Professor 

Chockalingam Viswesvaran, Associate Professor, 

Director of Graduate Studies 
Ryan Winter, Visiting Professor 

Master of Science in Psychology 

The Master of Science in Psychology program at the 
University is designed to train practitioners and 
researchers who can function in a variety of applied 
settings. The core curriculum and admission prerequisites 
are intended to provide students with a base of knowledge 
in psychology. A distinctive feature of the program is its 
emphasis on a close working relationship between student 
and faculty. Under faculty supervision, students are 
encouraged to develop individually tailored programs of 
study that reflect both student interests and program 
strengths. 

The curriculum consists of 36 semester hours of 
graduate study in which the exposures focus specifically 
on training the student to perform the skills mentioned 
above. Students are expected to select electives, 
project/thesis topics, and supervised field experiences that 
meet not only the degree requirements, but also their 
academic interest and particular professional objectives. 
Six of the 36 semester credit hours consist of Master's 
thesis credits. 

Students applying for the Master of Science in 
Psychology can choose to specialize in different areas 
including mental health, life-span developmental, behavior 
anaylsis, industrial-organizational psychology, etc. The 
different areas have different requirements with respect to 
the completion of a thesis. Some allow working with other 
colleges for joint degrees. Prospective students are 
encouraged to contact the department for additional 
information. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 

The doctorate program in psychology has a three-fold 
focus: (1) life-span development (2) legal psychology, and 



(3) I/O Psychology. The program emphasizes normal 
development as well as cross-cultural and urban 
perspectives on the life span and legal and 
industrial/organizational psychology. The emphasis is on 
academic quality and the curriculum is designed to foster a 
commitment both to basic research and to application as 
an integral part of the individual student's specialty area 
development. 

Students are expected to master a series of core-course 
requirements designed to facilitate a thorough grounding in 
theory, methodology, and content both in basic and 
applied research. In addition, a number of seminars 
reflecting specialized foci are offered. Students are also 
required to pursue specific areas of interest through 
independent study with individual faculty members and 
through apprenticeship with a primary advisor for the 
purpose of acquiring direct research experience. 

Graduate Admission Requirements 

The following are in addition to the University's Graduate 
Admission Requirements: 

1. A 3.0 or higher GPA during the last two years as an 
upper division student and a total score (quantitative plus 
verbal) of 1,000 or higher on the GRE for the Master's 
degree. A 3.0 or higher GPA and a GRE verbal and 
quantitative of 1120 or higher are required for the Ph.D. 
degree. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 92 on the iBT TOEFL 
(equivalent to 580 in the TOEFL) is required. 

2. The GRE and GPA stated above are only minimum 
requirements. All applications are reviewed by the 
Program Area Admission Committee, which makes the 
final admissions decisions. Since admission to the 
program is competitive, the committee's requirements are 
normally higher than the minimum aforementioned 
standards. 

Graduate Admissions Procedures 

Applicants must submit the following to the Graduate 
Studies Admission Committee, Department of Psychology, 
Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199: 

1 . A brief essay stating the reasons for the interest in 
the program and career goals. 

2. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from 
previous instructors and/or persons familiar with 
applicant's academic background. 

Applicants to the program who are not psychology 
majors may be accepted conditionally until they meet the 
category requirements, listed below, early in their graduate 
career. A maximum of nine semester hours credit earned 
in the non-degree seeking student category exclusive of 
prerequisite undergraduate courses may be applied to 
graduate degree requirements. The undergraduate course 
requirements are designed to make certain that students 
accepted into the graduate program have a broad base of 
dependable psychological knowledge and acquaintance 
with the basic methodologies upon which the discipline is 
founded. 

Category A. Satisfactory completion of one psychology 
laboratory or research methods course. 

Category B. Satisfactory completion of introductory 
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Deadline for review of completed applications is 
December 15 for fall admission. 

Juris Doctor/Master of Science in 
Psychology Joint Degree Program 

Under the joint degree program, a student can obtain both 
degrees in less time than it would take to obtain each 
degree if pursued consecutively. Essential criteria relating 
to the joint degree program are as follows: 

1 . Candidates for the program must meet the entrance 
requirements for and be accepted by both Colleges. 
Both Colleges must be informed by the student at 
the time of application to the second program that 
the student intends to pursue the joint degree. 

2. The joint degree program is not open to students 
who have already earned one degree. 

3. For law students, enrollment in the M.S. program is 
required no later than the completion of 63 cedit 
hours in the J.D. program. For M.S. students, 
enrollment in the J.D. program is required no later 
than the third semester after beginning the M.S. 
program. For purposes of this paragraph, a 
summer session is counted as half a semester. 

4. A student must satisfy the curriculum requirements 
for each degree before either degree is awarded. 
The College of Arts and Sciences will allow 9 credit 
hours toward the M.S. degree for successful 
completion of 9 credit hours of upper level law 
school electives from a list of courses approved by 
the Chair of the Department of Psyhcology. These 
9 credit hours of law classes will be in lieu of 9 
hours of courses required for the M.S. degree with 
the specialization in Legal Psychology as approved 
for each student by the Legal Psychology Graduate 
Program Committee, but not to include the required 
statistics classes of Proseminars. If the student is 
pursuing a non-thesis M.S. with the specialization in 
Legal Psychology, 6 of the 9 credit hours of law 
classes will be in lieu of the six credit hours 
normally allotted to the thesis. Reciprocally, law 
students may recieve 9 hours of credit toward the 
satisfaction of the J.D. degree for courses taken in 
the M.S. curriculum upon completion of the M.S. 
degree curriculum with a grade point average of 3.0 
or higher. 

5. A student enrolled in the joint degree program may 
begin the student's studies in either College, but 
full-time law students must take the first two 
semesters of law study consecutively and part-time 
students must take the first three semesters of law 
study consecutively. Students admitted to one 
College but electing to begin study in the other 
College under the joint degree program may enter 
the second College thereafter without once again 
qualifying for admission so long as they have 
notified the second College before the end of the 
first week of the first semester in the second 
College and are in good academic standing when 
studies commence in the second College. 

6. A student enrolled in the joint degree program will 
not recieve either degree until the student has 
satisfied all of the requirements for both degrees, or 
until the student has satisfied the requirements of 
one of the degrees as if the student had not been a 
joint degree candidate. 



7. Students in the joint degree program will be eligible 
for the graduate teaching assistantships and 
research assistantships in the College of Arts and 
Sciences on the same basis as other M.S. students, 
subject to the guidelines and restrictions set by the 
College of Arts and Sciences. 



with a Specialization in 



Non-Thesis Track 
Legal Psychology 

The new non-thesis track culminating in the award of a 
Master of Science in Psychology, with a specialization in 
Legal Psychology, from the College of Arts and Sciences. 
The proposal is intended to complement the proposal to 
create a joint degree program that awards a Master of 
Science from the College of Arts and Sciences and a Juris 
Doctor degree awarded by the College of Law. Essential 
criteria relating to the joint degree program are as follows: 

1. The non-thesis track is available only to graduate 
students who are admitted to the joint J.D./M.S. 
program. Admission requirements to that program 
are outlined above. Students entering the J.D./M.S. 
program will be placed on the non-thesis track. 

2. Students on the non-thesis track may change to the 
thesis track with approval from the Director of the 
Legal Psychology Program and the Chair of the 
Psychology Department. 

3. Except for the thesis requirement, the requirements 
for the M.S. degree, as specified by the Legal 
Psychology Program and the Psychology 
Department, apply to all students in the non-thesis 
track. As currently outlined, students must 
complete 9 hours of statistics classes, 12 hours of 
core Legal Psychology classes, and 9 hours of 
electives. Non-thesis track students must complete 
these requirements, plus 6 hours of additional 
electives. Unless otherwise specified, any changes 
made to the M.S. curriculum in the future will apply 
equally to thesis and non-thesis track students. 

4. As outlined in the joint degree program proposal, 9 
hours of credit toward the M.S. degree may be 
allowed for upper level law school electives from a 
list of courses approved by the Chair of the 
Department of Psychology. These law school 
classes will be in lieu of 9 hours of credit as 
approved for each student by the Legal Psychology 
Graduate Program Committee, but not to include 
the required statistics classes or Proseminars. 

5. In lieu of a thesis, students must complete a 
comprehensive critical review paper that includes 
both legal and psychological analysis of a chosen 
topic. Students must complete this paper no later 
than the last semester of the student's coursework. 
Students must have taken all required courses by 
the end of the term during which they complete the 
critical review paper. At least two faculty members 
of either the Department of Psychology or the 
College of Law will review the paper and must 
agree on satisfactory completion. 

6. Students on the non-thesis track are required to 
take at least 3 credit hours of Supervised Research 
(PSY5918). 

7. The non-thesis track will become available at the 
same time as the creation of the joint M.S./J.D. 
program. 



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Courses 

List of proposed courses in the College of Law that may be 
taken for credit toward the M.S. in Psychology (with 
specialization in Legal Psychology) 

LAW 6310 Alternative Dispute Resolution 2-3 

LAW 6112 Criminal Procedure 3 

LAW 61 14 Advanced Criminal Procedure 3 

LAW 6330 Evidence 3-4 

LAW 6710 Family Law 3 

LAW 6381 Interviewing and Counseling 2 

LAW 6363 Trail Practice 2-4 

LAW 7549 Employment Discrimination 3 

LAW 6714 Children and the Law 2-3 

LAW 6253 Comparative Criminal Law 2-3 

LAW 7308 Complex Litigation 2-3 

LAW 6720 Health Law 2-3 

LAW 6555 Law and Economics 2-3 

LAW 6313 Negotiation and Mediation 2-3 

LAW 6234 Race and the Law 2-3 

LAW 6235 Women and the Law 2-3 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

CLP-Clinical Psychology; CYP-Community Psychology; 
DEP-Developmental Psychology; EAB-Experimental 
Analysis of Behavior; EDP-Educational Psychology; EXP- 
Experimental Psychology; INP-lndustrial and Applied 
Psychology; LIN-Linguistics; PCO-Psychology for 
Counseling; PPE-Psychology of Personality; PSB- 
Psychobiology; PSY-Psychology; SOC-Sociology; SOP- 
Social Psychology; SPA-Speech Pathology and Audiology. 
CLP 5166 Advanced Abnormal Psychology (3). 
Advanced study of the causes, psychopathology 
manifestations, and social and personal consequences of 
behavior disturbance. Emphasis is placed on the critical 
examination of current research on the biological, 
psychological, and social aspects of these disorders. 
Clinical approaches to diagnosis, course, and prognosis in 
the contemporary mental health context (including 
'practicum' assignments if feasible) are covered. 

CLP 5169 Proseminar in Developmental Psycho- 
pathology (3). A comprehensive review of topics in 
developmental psychopathology including history, scope, 
methods, individual and contextual influences, 
developmental course, long-term outcomes, and 
resilience. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. 

CLP 5175 Personality Dynamics (3). A review of 
different approaches to the study of personality. 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of a course in 
theories of personality, or equivalent. Permission of the 
instructor. 

CLP 5185 Current Issues in Mental Health (3). A critical, 
intensive examination of selected, important issues in 
mental health. Emphasis is given to the empirical study of 
contemporary problems related to the making of mental 
patients; planning, programming, and administering mental 
health services; political, ethical, and legal constraints on 
the operation of mental health facilities; interdisciplinary 
cooperation among helping and human service 
professionals; and evaluation of preventive care and 
treatment services. Prerequisites: Abnormal Psychology or 
permission of the instructor. 



CLP 5931 Ethical Code in Psychological Practice (3). 

Ethical principles, rules, procedures of Psychologists. 
Clinical appliation and incorporation of the principles into 
professional interactions. Ethical reasoning is emphasized. 

CLP 6168 Psychopathology Across the Life-Span (3). 

Exploration of the causes of psychopathology from a life- 
span developmental orientation and implications for 
theories of personality. Prerequisites: CLP 5166 and 
permission of the instructor. 

CLP 6375 Clinical Psychology (3). Introduction to the 
science-profession of clinical psychology, as it is applied to 
preventing, diagnosing and treating maladaptive or deviant 
human behavior and relationships. Prerequisites: 
Admission to the Graduate Program in Psychology or 
Education and permission of the instructor. 

CLP 6395 Forensic Psychology.(3). This course surveys 
the practical and ethical issues surrounding the interface 
between clinical psychology and the law. Prerequisites: 
CLP 4144, CLP 6168, or equivalent of either. 

CLP 6436 Introduction to Psychological Assessment 
(3). This course provides instruction in the principles and 
methods underlying the administration, construction and 
evaluation of psychological tests and measures. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

CLP 6437 Behavioral Assessment in Childhood (3). 

Standardized tests and inventories for the behavior 
assessment of infants, children, and adolescents will be 
surveyed. Prerequisites: Proseminar courses and second 
year graduate standing. 

CLP 6438 Psychological Assessment (3). Theory, 
research, and applications of psychological assessment in 
areas such as interviewing, intellectual and cognitive 
functioning, and personality testing. May be repeated for 
credit with different subject matter. Prerequisites: STA 
3122 and permission of the instructor. 

CLP 6498 Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual 
Disorders (3). Clinical examination of sexual functioning, 
emphasizing disorders of gender identity, paraphilias and 
other dysfunctions and intimacy problems. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisites: SOP 3772 or equivalent. 

CLP 6625 Clinical Supervision in Mental Health 
Counseling (1-20). Supervised experience in clinical 
supervision techniques and methods. Prerequisite: 
Master's degree. 

CLP 6943 Advanced Clinical Practicum (1-20). Allows 
students to practice clinical skills through participation in 
interactive classroom exercises while gaining clinical 
experience. Prerequisite: Clinical Practicum (CLP 6945). 

CLP 6945 Clinical Practicum in Psychology (1-3). 

Supervised experience in clinical techniques and methods. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
instructor. 

CLP 6948 Clinical Internship (1-3). Clinical Internship in 
Psychology for Ph.D. candidates who have completed the 
Clinical Practicum and at least 45 graduate credit hours. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
instructor, CLP 6945. 



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CLP 6949 Advanced Clinical Internship (1-20). 

Advanced clinical internship is the second semester of 
internship. Students receive supervision in advanced 
clinical techniques and personal and professional 
development. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and 
permission of instructor. 

CYP 5534 Groups as Agents of Change (3). Theory and 
practice in utilizing groups as agents of change or 
development in communities and organizations. Didactic 
presentation and structured exercises focus on relevant 
issues. Students design and implement problem-focused 
interventions, using class as client system. 

CYP 5954 Community Psychology Field Experiences II 
(5). Same orientation and description as Field Experience 
I. Students in this course will be able to pursue their work 
with community institutions in more depth. Prerequisite: 
Students enrolled in this course must have completed 
Community Psychology Field Experiences I. 

CYP 6526 Psychological Methods of Program 
Evaluation (3). Development of skills for the psychological 
assessment monitoring and evaluation of human service 
programs with emphasis on the application of basic 
principles of behavioral science research in the field, 
exclusive of public school settings. 

CYP 6536 Principles and Methods of Psychological 
Consultation (3). An analysis of the basic psychological 
approaches underlying consultation, with special emphasis 
on the practical application of the processes of learning, 
cognition, and interpersonal relations to techniques of 
consulting with various 'target' agencies, individual clients, 
and other professionals in community settings. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing at FIU or permission of 
the instructor. 

CYP 6766 The Psychology of Crosscultural 
Sensitization in a Multicultural Context (3). A series of 
weekly seminars to increase student sensitivity to working 
with clients from different cultural backgrounds. The 
objectives of the course are: (1) facilitating student 
awareness of cultural differences and their impact on 
social and human services delivery systems, (2) identifying 
the student's own personal cultural biases and values 
when interacting with culturally different persons, and (3) 
teaching students to develop culturally appropriate 
intervention skills. 

CYP 6936 Current Issues in Community Psychology 

(3). An intensive analysis of contemporary theoretical, 
practical, and professional aspects of the field of 
Community Psychology. Topics discussed may lead to the 
graduate project required of each student. Prerequisites: 
Admission to graduate study in psychology (other graduate 
students admitted by permission of the instructor). 

DEP 5056 Issues in Life-Span Developmental 
Psychology: Infancy through Old Age (3). A survey in 
depth of theories, issues, methods, and data in life-span 
developmental psychology through the entire age range. 
Prerequisites: DEP 3001 or DEP 4464, or their 
equivalents, are recommended. 

DEP 5058 Biological Basis of Behavior Development 
(3). Introduction to theory and research underlying 
behavioral development. Covers such pre-and post-natal 
determinants as evolution, genetics, neuroendocrines, as 



well as social development, behavioral ecology, and 

sociobiology. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 

permission of the instructor. Corequisite: Proseminar 
courses. 

DEP 5068 Applied Life Span Developmental 
Psychology (3). This course is designed to acquaint the 
student with various applications in life-span 
developmental psychology. An overview of general issues 
and areas of application is offered, and specific 
applications are considered. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

DEP 5099 Proseminar in Infancy, Childhood, and 
Adolescence (3). Provides a comprehensive review of 
issues in perceptual, cognitive, social, emotional, and 
personality development from infancy through 
adolescence. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. Corequisite: Proseminars. 

DEP 5118 Current Issues in Cognitive and Perceptual 
Development in Infancy (3). Provides an in-depth 
analysis of current issues, methods, research and theory 
of cognitive and perceptual development during the first 
year of life. Special emphasis on object and event 
perception, memory, and imitation. Prerequisites: Two 
courses in developmental psychology - any level 
recommended. 

DEP 5185 Emotional Learning and its Reversal (3). 

Theoretical analyses and methodological issues in the 
study of emotional learning. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

DEP 5315 Proseminar in Parent-Child Relations (3). 

Provides an overview of key issues in parent-child 
relations including culture, socialization/genetics, 
fatherhood, timing, adoption, work, effects of children on 
parents, and parent training. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

DEP 5344 Psychology of Moral Development (3) An 

introduction to the literature on moral development. 
Review and discussion of recent developments in this 
area. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of 
the instructor. 

DEP 5405 Proseminar in Psychology of Adulthood and 
Aging (3). A comprehensive review of topics in adulthood 
and aging including: biological changes, social processes, 
work, family, cognition, memory, personality, and 
psychopathology. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

DEP 5608 Theoretical Perspectives in Developmental 
Psychology (3). The focus of this course is on the major 
paradigms, models, and theories that have been influential 
in developmental psychology, both historically and 
contemporaneously. Meta-theoretical issues, paradigmatic 
influences, and specific theories are considered. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

DEP 5725 Seminar in Psychosocial Development (1). 

This course is designed to develop research skills and 
competencies in the area of psychosocial development. 
The emphasis of the course is on involvement in original 
research. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 
Corequisites: Senior undergraduate or graduate standing. 



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DEP 5796 Methods of Developmental Research (3). 

Survey of issues and methods at all stages of life-span 
developmental research including theory, methods, 
design, and data reduction. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: 
Proseminars. 

DEP 5936 Theory and Research Experience in 
Developmental Science (3). An advanced seminar that 
integrates research in the lab with readings and discussion 
of current issues, theory, and methods in developmental 
science. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing and permission of instructor. Corequisites: 
Independent research in a developmental lab (PSY 5918 
orPSY6971). 

DEP 5XXXC Quantitative Methods in Developmental 
Science (3). Designed to introduce students to 
quantitative methods through both lecture-based and 
experimental strategies. Prerequisite: Undergraduate 
Statistics (STA 3123). 

DEP 6117 Psychology of Caregiving (3). An advanced 
seminar focusing on one or more topics in depth and 
requiring literature reviews and research design. Topics 
may include timing of parenthood, adoption, and 
fatherhood. 

DEP 6145 Psychology of Culture and Childhood (3). 

Extensive cross-cultural readings will serve as the focus 
for seminar discussion of cultural influences on children's 
biological, motor, perceptual, cognitive, social, and 
personality development. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

DEP 6186 Social Development and Learning (3). 

Theories and facts of socio-emotional development, 
learning, and the acquisition and maintenance of social 
relationships in early life are examined critically. 
Prerequisites: DEP 2000 or DEP 2001 or equivalent. 

DEP 6465 Psychology of Culture and Aging (3). An 

intensive examination of cultural influences on social and 
psychological aging processes including minority aging 
and involving seminar discussion and independent 
projects. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

DEP 6466 Cognitive Processes in Aging (3). An 

intensive analysis of the background and recent 
developments in the area of age changes and age 
differences in intellectual functioning and learning memory 
processes. Prerequisite: DEP 5405. 

DEP 6477 Psychology of Social Processes in Aging 

(3). An intensive analysis of the background and recent 
developments in theoretical models of social development, 
personality processes, and social processes in the older 
adult. Prerequisite: DEP 5405. 

DEP 6645 Cognition and Language (3). Course covers 
the acquisition of cognitive processes and language, and 
their interdependence. Theory and research focusing on 
innate vs. learned aspects are discussed. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

DEP 6936 Current Literature in the Psychology of 
Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence (3). This seminar 
will present and evaluate current research articles in the 
major journals in infant, child, and adolescence 
psychology. Prerequisite: Second year graduate standing. 



DEP 6937 Current Literature in the Psychology of 
Adulthood and Aging (3). This seminar will present and 
evaluate current research articles in the major journals in 
the psychology of adulthood and aging. Prerequisite: 
Second year graduate standing. 

DEP 6945 Life-span Developmental Psychology 
Practicum (3). This is an individually tailored program 
where students will work in an agency on a specific 
problem or project, culminating in a final written report. 
Prerequisite: Second year graduate standing. 

DEP 7069 Seminar in Life-Span Cognitive 
Developmental (3). This graduate seminar will examine, 
through intensive reading and seminar discussion, the 
major theories, issues and empirical research on cognitive 
growth, change and decline from infancy through old age. 
Prerequisites: Two courses in Developmental Psychology 
(any level). 

DEP 7096 Seminar in Psychology of Life-Span Social 
Development (3). This course includes a consideration of 
general issues and discussion of the application of life- 
span models to selected topics development. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or ermission of the 
instructor. 

EAB 5098 Proseminar in the Experimental Analysis of 
Behavior (3). An advanced survey of the principles of 
respondent and operant conditioning and the bases of 
action in both social and non-social settings. Prerequisites: 
EAB 3002, EAB, 4034, or equivalents. 

EAB 5655 Advanced Methods of Behavior Change (3). 

An intensive study of selected methods of modifying 
human behavior, emphasizing the applications of the 
principles of respondent and operant conditioning, as well 
as those derived from modern social learning theories. 
Practice and role playing opportunities are provided in 
behavior therapy, relaxation therapy, behavior 
modification, biofeedback or similar behavioral 
approaches. Prerequisites: EAB 4794, CLP 4374, CYP 
4144; enrollment in an authorized program; equivalent 
background; or permission of the instructor. 

EAB 5797 Single-Case Research Methods (3). Intensive 
study of designs, strategies, and methods of single-case 
behavioral research. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

EAB 6707 Developmental Behavior Analysis (3). A 

survey of the application of the principles, methods, and 
applications of experimental behavior analysis to various 
life-span segments and developmental themes. 
Prerequisites: Proseminar in Behavioral Analysis or an 
undergraduate EAB course (EAB 3002, EAB 4034, or EAB 
4794). 

EAB 6941 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (3). 

This course provides students with supervised experience 
in designing and implementing behavior plans. May be 
repeated once. Prerequisites: EAB 5655, EAB 6707. 

EAB 6XXX Applications of Verbal Behavior for Autism 
and Asperger Syndrome (3). Verbal behavior is analyzed 
by function. Structural and developmental issues as well 
as implications for language training and ethical 
application to autistic populations are integrated 
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EAB 6XXX Behavioral Technologies (3). Evaluating 
interventions, staff training, managing treatment teams, as 
well as, data-based evaluation of teaching procedures, 
behavior outcomes and team member performance. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

EAB 6XXX Ethical Code in Behavior Analysis (3). 

Ethical issues in clinical Behavior Analysis are examined 
including selecting behavior targets, monitoring 
intervention success and transferring control to existing 
environmental contingencies. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

EDP 6935 Special Topics in Educational Psychology 
(VAR). An intensive analysis of a particular topic in 
educational psychology. Students must have topics 
approved by the instructor prior to registration. Open only 
to advanced and graduate students in the College of 
Education. 

EXP 5099 Proseminar in Experimental Psychology (3). 

Provides a comprehensive review of current research and 
theory in areas such as learning, memory, cognition, 
sensation, and perception. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

EXP 5406 Theories of Learning (3). The major 
theoretical systems of learning are covered, with the intent 
of determining how well each accounts for the phenomena 
of learning. Emphasis is placed on exploring the 
controversial issues raised by extant theories, and the 
experimental resolution of these theoretical controversies. 
The impact of theory on current thinking about learning is 
considered. 

EXP 5508 Applied Cognitive Psychology (3). Covers 
the basic theories of cognitive psychology perception, 
attention, memory, learning, knowledge, with emphasis on 
application to real-world problems. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

EXP 5527 Memory and Consciousness (3). The relation 
of memory and consciousness is explored with emphasis 
on issues of current research and theoretical work from 
both a cognitive and a neuropsychological perspective. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

EXP 5667 Cognitive Neuroscience (3). Investigation of 
the relation between mind and brain. Discuss literature 
from both patient studies and from the growing research in 
neuroimaging. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

EXP 7747 Practicum in Causal Modeling (3). 

Introduction to linear structural relations models, 
emphasizing logical and practical problems in inferring 
causation for experimental and correlational research 
designs. 

INP 5095 Proseminar in Industrial Psychology (3). 

Provides coverage of industrial and personnel psychology 
topics such as job analysis, personnel recruitment and 
selection, legal aspects of employment, performance 
appraisal, and training design and evaluation. 
Prerequisites: Acceptance to Master's or Ph.D. program in 
Psychology. 

INP 5136 Psychology of Legal Consultation (3). 

Practice in basic non-clinical areas in which psychologists 
assist attorneys, including jury selection, surveys, and 
simulations. Prerequisites: SOP 6098 or equivalent. 



INP 6090 Applied Psychology and Organizational 
Consulting (3). An overview of the organizational 
consulting process, including proposal development, 
managing projects and client relationships, ensuring 
information integrity, and understanding ethical issues. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

INP 6115 Psychology of Culture and Organizations (3). 

An overview of theory and research examining the psycho- 
social environment of organizations, including the factors 
that shape organizational cultures and climate, along with 
the implications for workplace motivation, morale, and 
productivity. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

INP 6216 Personnel Selection (3). Characteristics of 
Personnel Selection systems used in organizations. 
Validity generalization, utility, applicant reactions, and legal 
cases pertaining to employee selection. Prerequisites: 
Proseminar in I/O and graduate level statistics course. 

INP 6235 Applied Psychology of Training and 
Development (3). In-depth study of principles of behavior 
and attitude change in organizations. Topics include 
organization analysis, program design and 
implementation, and evaluation of results. Prerequisites: 
Acceptance to M.S. or Ph.D. program in Psychology and 
SOP 5616. 

INP 6611 Organizational Stress (3). This seminar 
examines conceptualizations, causes, consequences, and 
correlates, of stress, strain, and coping in the workplace. 

INP 6940 Strategies and Methods of Applied 
Psychological Research (3). A practicum course in the 
psychological research strategies and the application of 
computers in the analyses of psychological data. 

LIN 5701 Psychology of Language (3). An overview of 
the psychology of language and the psychological 'reality' 
of linguistic structure. Behavioristic vs. cognitive views of 
psycho-linguistics are examined. Consideration is given to 
the biological bases of language and thought, language 
acquisition, and language pathology. 

PCO 5251 Couples and Family Systems (3). An 

overview of theory, research, and treatment issues related 
to couples and family systems. The course covers 
relevant techniques, training, and professional issues. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

PCO 5311 Theory, Treatment, and Research of 
Addictive Behavior (3). An overview of theory, treatment, 
and research findings pertaining to the process and 
development of addictive behavior. This course covers 
treatment issues related to substance abuse disorders. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

PCO 6206 Principles & Practices of Counseling & 
Psychotherapy (3). Examination of the principles & 
practices of counseling and psychotherapy derived chiefly 
from cognitive behavioral psychology. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

PSB 6247 Biological Bases of Behavior (3). Advanced 
survey of biological bases of behavior. Topics include 
neuroanatomy, functional organization and electro- 
chemical processes of the nervous system, and neural 
bases of learning and memory. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 



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PSY 5206C Fundamentals of Design of Experiments 
(3). CRD and RCB designs. Latin square designs. 
Factorial, nested and nested-factorial experiments. Fixed, 
random and mixed models. Split-plot designs. Covariance 
analysis. Prerequisites: STA 3122 and 3123, or their 
equivalents. 

PSY 5246C Multivariate Analysis in Applied 
Psychological Research (3). Covers basic techniques of 
multivariate analysis, emphasizing the rationale and 
applications to psychological research. Includes multiple 
regression, Hotellings T#, MANOVA, principle component 
analysis, and factor analysis. Prerequisites: STA 3123 or 
equivalent; linear algebra recommended. 

PSY 5605 Proseminar: History and Systems of 
Psychology (3). An examination of the historical 
foundations of modern psychology and survey of current 
systems and schools of psychology. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

PSY 5908 Directed Individual Study (VAR). Under the 
supervision of an instructor in the graduate degree 
program, the graduate student delves individually into a 
topic of mutual interest which requires intensive and 
profound analysis and which is not available in a formal 
offering. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

PSY 5918 Supervised Research (VAR). Research 
apprenticeship under the direction of a research professor 
or a thesis advisor. Prerequisite: Full graduate admission. 

PSY 5930 Qualitative Research Methods in 
Development Psychology (3). Review recent 
developments in qualitative research methods. The focus 
will be on the application of these methods to research on 
human development. The interpretation of qualitative and 
quantitative methods will be stressed. 

PSY 5939 Special Topics in Psychology (3). Special 
topics will be announced in advance. 

PSY 6945 Teaching of Psychology (1). An introduction 
to the art of college teaching and specifically the art of 
teaching psychology. It is designed for first-year graduate 
students to provide instruction and support for teaching 
college classes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

PSY 6956 Psychology Field Experience (VAR). 

Placement of students in applied settings for the purpose 
of developing community-based experience in the 
application of theoretical and methodological approaches. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

PSY 6971 Master's Thesis in Psychology (3-6). 

Supervised research on an original research project 
submitted in partial fulfillment of Master's degree 
requirement. 

PSY 7940 Supervised Teaching in Psychology (1). 

Supervised teaching under the guidance of faculty advisor. 
May be repeated only three times. Prerequisite: Doctoral 
graduate study. 

PSY 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Supervised 
research on an original research project submitted in 
partial fulfillment of doctoral degree requirements. 
Prerequisites: Permission of Major Professor and Doctoral 
Candidacy. 



SOP 5058 Proseminar in Social Psychology (3). An in- 
depth examination of the role of social psychology in the 
social sciences and the major substantive problems as 
they relate to contemporary societal issues. Minimum 
Prerequisites: An introductory course in social psychology 
or its equivalent. 

SOP 5081 Psychological Influences on Health and 
Illness (3). Provides a comprehensive review of theory, 
research, and interventions in the field of health 
psychology. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

SOP 5316 Theories and Methods of Cross-Cultural 
Research (3). An intensive analysis of contemporary 
theories and methods of cross-cultural research in 
psychology including topics such as: culture as a research 
treatment, differential incidence of personality traits, the 
use of ethnographies, 'etic' vs. 'emic' distinction. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

SOP 5616 Social Psychology of Organizations (3). The 

application of concepts and theories from social 
psychology and sociology to the organizational setting. 
Emphasis would be on role theory, value formation and the 
operation of norms, including their development and 
enforcement. Formal and informal organization structure, 
power and authority concepts, and leadership theories will 
be covered. Communication processes and networks and 
their effects on task accomplishment and satisfaction will 
be included. 

SOP 6098 Proseminar in Legal Psychology (3). The 

application of psychological research methods and 
psychological knowledge to contemporary issues in 
criminal and civil litigations. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

SOP 6441 Seminar in Social Cognition (3). Provides a 
critical review of current theory and research on social 
cognition and its relationship to stereotyping, persuasion, 
attribution, and social perception. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

SOP 6752 Psychology of Juries (3). A review of 
psychological research on juries and jury decision-making. 
Emphasis is placed on the critical analysis of jury research 
and relevant case law. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 



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Religious Studies 

Christine Gudorf, Professor and Chairperson 

Daniel Alvarez, Visiting Instructor 

Ana Maria Bidegain, Associate Professor 

Steven Heine, Professor 

James Huchingson, Professor and Undergraduate 

Program Director 
Erik Larson, Associate Professor and Graduate Program 

Director 
Nathan Katz, Professor 
Aisha Musa, Assistant Professor 
Lesley Northup, Associate Professor 
Oren B. Stier, Associate Professor 
Albert Wuaku, Assistant Professor 
Zion Zohar, Assistant Professor 
Affiliated Faculty 
Daniel Bass 
Thomas A. Breslin 
Bongkil Chung 
Paul Draper 
David L. Lee 
Kathryn L. McKinley 
Mohiaddin Messbahi 
Thomas Norris 
Joseph F. Patrouch 
Meri-Jane Rochelson 
Dennis Wiedman 

Master of Arts in Religious Studies 

Fill's Master of Arts in Religious Studies is designed to 
give students maximum flexibility in pursuing their 
research interests, while providing a firm foundation in 
both the general academic study of religion and the 
student's area of specialization. 

The M.A. is a 36-credit hour program: 6 hours of core 
seminars, 12 hours of 'track' courses, and either 12 hours 
of electives and 6 hours of thesis work, or 18 hours of 
electives. 

Requirements for Admission 

Application to the Master of Arts program in Religious 
Studies is made through FlU's Graduate Admissions 
Office. The usual minimum requirements for admission 
include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college 
or university and: 

1. A graduate degree in the humanities or social sciences 
from an accredited college or university 

or 

2. A score of 550 or higher on the verbal portion of the 
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 

or 

3. An undergraduate GPA of 3.5, earned no more than 7 
years prior to application. 

A student who does not meet any of these three 
requirements may qualify for admission by fulfilling the 
following conditions: 

a. Writing an acceptable essay on a topic assigned by 
the department in a monitored and timed session. 

and one of the following: 

b. A GPA of at least 3.5 in 9 or more hours of graduate 
study in departmental courses (as a special student) 

or 

c. A score of at least 475 on the verbal portion of the 
GRE. 



4. International graduate student applicants whose native 
language is not English are required to submit a score for 
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for 
the International English Language Testing System 
(IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.3 
overall on the IELTS is required. 

Applications for admission are available from the FIU 
Office of Graduate Admissions and are evaluated by the 
Departmental Graduate Studies Committee. 

Degree Requirements 

1. Prerequisite: undergraduate course REL 3308, 
Studies in World Religions, to be completed by the 
end of the first semester of graduate work. 

2. Two core seminars. The first, the "Seminar on Sacred 
Texts," will be offered every fall. The second core 
seminar, "Modern Analysis of Religion," will be offered 
every spring. 

3. A track of four related courses chosen in consultation 
with the Graduate Program Director. 

4. Either 12 hours of elective courses and a thesis 
(involving either 6 hours of thesis credit or 3 of thesis 
and 3 of independent research), or 18 hours of 
electives and no thesis. Students must register with 
the Department's Graduate Committee for thesis track 
or non-thesis track during the semester in which they 
will complete 24 hours of credit in the program. 
Registration in the thesis track will require securing 
the agreement of a member of the Graduate Faculty 
to serve as Thesis Advisor. 

The Department of Religious Studies does not regard the 
non-thesis track as appropriate preparation for further 
graduate study in Religious Studies. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

REL-Religion. 

REL 5018 Religion, Literature, and Critical Theory (3). 

Examines intersections between world religions and 
contemporary literature in light of modern theories of 
interpretation. Themes explored include scriptural re- 
readings and spiritual journeys. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5023 Religious Ritual (3). Examines the critical 
relationship of ritual, religious practice and belief, and 
culture, while introducing the principles and methods of 
ritual studies. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 5025 Myth and Religion (3). Investigates the role, 
function, and meaning of myth in religious experience and 
practice through an examination of specific myths, mythic 
patterns, and critical theories. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5122 African-American Religion (3). Survey of 
development of African-American Religions with emphasis 
on North American experience during slavery, Jim Crow 
and contemporary eras. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5125 Religion and Public Life (3). Examines the 
relationship of religion and government in the United 
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separation of church and state. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5137 North American Religion (3). Historical 
examination of religious groups and influences in North 
America, focusing on their contributions and cultural 
impact. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of 
the instructor. 

REL 5138 Sects, Cults, and New Religions (3). Explores 
and critically analyzes the multiplicity of new American 
religious movements and the unique combination of 
factors that has encouraged them. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5144 Women and Religion (3). Examines the 
influence of religion on social construction of gender and 
the definition of woman's nature and role, with a focus on 
Western developments. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5149 Religion, Violence, and Conflict (3). Is 

religion peaceful or violent? Theoretical analysis of the role 
of religion in violent, social and politcal conflicts, such as 
the Crusades, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Haitian 
Revolution. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 5165 Science and Religion (3). Surveys the 
interaction between science and religion from conflict 
models to integration; special attention to specific natural 
sciences including cosmology and biology. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5182 Religion and Ethics (3). Investigation of 
methods, resources for ethics in world religions, and some 
examples of issues. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 5183 Ethics and Environment (3). A study of 
cultural and religious sources of contemporary ethical 
attitudes and values about the environment. Also includes 
consequences of these for specific environmental issues. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

REL 5184 Sex, Ethics, and Religion (3). Religious 
treatment of sexual activity, desire and procreation in 
major religions, with special focus on contemporary 
scientific research on sexuality and spirituality. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

REL 5192 Seminar in Mysticism (3). The issues of 
consciousness, language, and morality in mystical tradition 
of the east and west, including Kabbalah, Neoplatonism, 
Sufism, Yoga, Taoism, and Zen. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5208 Studies of the Dead Sea Scrolls (3). Overview 
of the Dead Sea Scrolls explores the new techniques 
being used in their study. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5211 Bible I: The Hebrew Scriptures (3). Extensive 
reading in the Hebrew Scriptures how the various texts of 
the Hebrew Scriptures came to be written, and how they 
can be interpreted - both within the context of faith 
communities and within the cultural contexts out of which 
the texts were written. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 



REL 5232 Hebrew Exegesis I (3). Provides a 
comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of the 
language of the Hebrew Bible designed to equip the 
student for the task of exegesis. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5233 Hebrew Exegesis II (3). A continuation of 
Hebrew Exegesis I emphasizing the reading of select 
passages of the Hebrew Bible to develop skills in 
translation and interpretation. Prerequisites: REL 5232 and 
graduate standing. 

REL 5242 New Testament and Qumran (3). Detailed 
investigation of the possible contacts between the New 
Testament and Qumran in such areas as Biblical 
Exegesis, Apocalypticism, Eschatology, and Messianism. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

REL 5244 Bible II: The New Testament (3). History, 
theology, and interpretation methods of the New 
Testament. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 5262 New Testament Greek Exegesis I (3). A 

detailed overview of the principles of Greek grammar that 
shows the student how to use Greek in the study of the 
New Testament. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

REL 5263 New Testament Greek Exegesis II (3). Careful 
reading of selected passages of the New Testament and 
early Christian literature designed or selected to develop 
skills in translation and interpretation. Prerequisite: REL 
5262 and graduate standing. 

REL 5331 Religions of India (3). Topics include: religion 
in prehistoric and ancient India, classical Hindu texts and 
schismatic movements, medieval theism, the acculturation 
of extrinsic religions, Hindu-Muslim-Sikh syncretism, and 
the modern period. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 5346 Seminar on Buddhism (3). The central 
doctrines and rituals of the Buddhist tradition, including the 
views on causality, mindfulness, monasticism, salvation, 
purity, and ethics in the Theravada, Tantric, and Zen 
schools. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of 
the instructor. 

REL 5352 Religions of East Asia (3). The history, 
philosophy, and cultural impact of the major religious 
traditions of East Asia, including Confucianism, Taoism, 
Buddhism, Shinto, and syncretic folk religions. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

REL 5360 Classical Arabic (3). Introduces the grammar 
and vocabulary of classical Arabic necessary for 
developing the ability to read classical texts. 

REL 5365 Advanced Interpretation of the Quran: 
Gender and Jihad (3). History, interpretation and 
translation of the Quran through a close examination of 
passages related to issues of gender and jihad. 

REL 5372 African Spirituality (3). Intensive investigation 
of select forms of traditional spirituality in sub-Saharan 
Africa, including ritual, sacrifice, and spirit possession, and 
Africanized Christian and Islamic devotion. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 



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REL 5384 Rasta, Vodou, Santeria (3) Critical, 
sociological and phenomenological analysis of the history, 
beliefs, rituals, and social significance of Rastsfarianism, 
Vodou, and Santeria on the Caribbean and the United 
States. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of 
the instructor. 

REL 5385 Native American Religions (3). An advanced 
study of Native American religions and the methods 
employed to investigate them. Attention will be given to 
traditional and contemporary expressions. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5394 Jewish Mystical Texts (3). A study of the 
major movements and figures in the development of 
Jewish mysticism through its significant texts, from biblical 
times up to the present. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5462 Religion and Philosophy (3). Examines the 
use of philosophical reasoning to justify religious belief or 
its rejection. Such topics as natural theology, atheism and 
fideism will be examined. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5488 Theology and Liberation Movements (3). 

Comparison of Latin American, feminist, and African 
American theologies of liberation, including methods, 
social analysis, social location, interlocutor, ecclesiology, 
theology, eschatology and use of scripture. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5495 Interreligious Dialogue (3). The intellectual 
basis, the classical formulations, and the contemporary 
practice of interreligious dialogue in a variety of cultural 
settings. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. 

REL 5501 History of Christianity I (3). Christianity from 
its origins to the Middle Ages. Doctrinal and organizational 
development of the church and characteristic aspects of its 
spiritual life. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 5502 Saints, Witches and Missionaries (3). Survey 
of movements, reforms, divisions, and major ideas within 
institutional Christianity, 1400 to present. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5515 History of Early Christianity (3). Origin and 
growth of Christianity from the first to the fifth century, and 
the adaptation of its message to the Greco-Roman world. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

REL 5565 Modern Catholicism (3). Theology and 
liturgical practice in the Roman Catholic Church from Trent 
(16 c) to the present, with primary and secondary 
sources. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. 

REL 5605 Studies in Judaism (3). Historical overview of 
Jewish belief and practice, with special consideration of 
Jewish ritual life. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 5606 Rabbinic Judaism (3). The theology and 
ideologies of the 1700-year period in the history of 
Judaism known as Rabbinic Judaism. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 



REL 5614 Ancient Judaism (3). The history, literature 
and characteristic institutions of Judaism from the Persian 
period to Amoraic times. Attention given to developments 
in the land of Israel and the diaspora. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5615 Medieval Judaism (3). The works of major 
thinkers in Medieval Judaism, including Maimonides, 
Nahmanides, Halevi, Luzatto, and such topics as Jewish 
mysticism (Kabalah) and Hasidism. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 5618 Modernization of Judaism (3). Explores the 
ways in which religious beliefs and traditional concepts of 
Jewish self identity have changed as a result of 
emancipation and participation of Jews in the modern 
Western world. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 5619 Holocaust Representations: Religion and 
Remembrance (3). Examines the symbolic and cultural 
representations of the Holocaust through its 
religious/theological discourse and its remembrance. 
Implications for Jewish life and thought are also explored. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

REL 5934 Graduate Pedagogy (1-3). Advanced work in 
Religious Studies pedagogy, including classroom teaching, 
assignment development and grading, and seminar 
discussion of pedagogical issues. 

REL 5XXX Studies in Native American Religions (3). 

Topics include: Cosmologies, mythologies, concepts of the 
supernatural, relations with nature, shamans, vision 
quests, tribal ceremonies, syncretism, and contemporary 
issues. 

REL 5XXX Jews and Muslims in the Middle Ages (3). 
Study of Jewish culture from the rise of Islam in the 7 h 
century - usually considered the start of Jewish Medieval 
Era - to the end of the Middle Ages. 

REL 5XXX Jewish Thought and Thinkers (3). The 

principal of Sephardic and oriental thinkers since the 
Middle Ages includes philosophers, rabbinics. 

REL 5XXX Latinas and Religion in the Americas (3). 

This course will review the practices, beliefs, social and 
political activism, and theological and biblical reflections of 
Latinas in the Americas from a historical perspective to 
modern day. 

REL 5XXX Voice of the Prophet (3). Familiarizes 
students with the position and history of prophetic 
traditions (Hadith) in Islam. 

REL 6013 Modern Analysis of Religion: Classic Texts 
in Religious Studies (3). Critical reflection upon the 
nature and function of religion, as found in classics of the 
field. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of 
the instructor. 

REL 6195 Sociological Approaches to Religion (3). 

Sociological Method/Theory in religious studies 
scholarship on religious ritual around life cycle events. 
Individual and group projects. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 6285 Biblical Archaeology (3). Introduces the 
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the Bronze Age to the Greco-Roman period are examined 
for the ways they bring new understanding to the texts of 
the Bible. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. 

REL 6322 Seminar in Western Religions (3). Similarities 
and differences in the three Western monotheistic religions 
of Judaism, Christianity and Islam during their historical 
development. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 6347 Seminar on Pali Buddhism (3). The "original" 
teachings of the Buddha as preserved in the Pali Tipitaka 
and its commentaries readings in translation. Students 
knowing Pali will work with instructor. Prerequisites: REL 
4340 or equivalent or permission of instructor. 

REL 6348 Seminar on Tibetan Buddhism (3). Study of 
influential Tibetan texts in their historical contexts. 
Prerequisites: REL 4340 or REL 3344 or equivalent or 
permission of instructor. 

REL 6395 Seminar in Asian Religions (3). Asian 
religious traditions texts, rituals, or artifacts. May be 
repeated with change in content. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

REL 6442 Religion in the Contemporary World (3). 

Society and religion in processes of secularization and 
pluralism. Attention to religious interpretations of socio- 
cultural processes. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

REL 6696 Indian Judaism (3). The stories, rituals, 
interactions and identities of four Indian Jewish 
communities and their implications for Indo-lsraeli relations 
and contemporary American Judaism. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

REL 6921 Colloquium (1). Students attend a minimum of 
three lectures, conferences, or professional presentations, 
with seminar report and discussion. May be repeated. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

REL 6930 Pedagogy Workshop (1). Two-day teaching 
workshop offered by the Academy for the Art of Teaching. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

REL 6931 Pedagogy Seminar (1). Provide Teaching 
Assistants with pedagogical skills, such as lecture 
prepartion, exam preparation and grading, advising and 
small group work. Prerequisite: Graduate standing 

REL 6935 Seminar in Sacred Texts (3). Sacred texts 
with a common theme from several religions. Problems of 
interpretation are a central concern. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the intructor. 

REL 6938 Pedagogy Forum (1). Students attend at least 
six (6) teaching forums for certificate offered by the 
Academy for the Art of Teaching. Prerequisite: AAT 
Summer Teaching Workshop. 

REL 6940 Teaching Religious Studies (3). Assist the 
instructor in an introductory course and attend seminar 
meetings. Topics: 'faith' vs 'objectivity' in the classroom; 
student diversity; religious studies as a profession; 
designing an introductory course. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 



REL 6971 Thesis (1-6). For students working on the 
thesis for the M.A. in Religious Studies. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing and permission of the instructor. 

REL 6972 Thesis Proposal Development (3). Elements 
of thesis construction, including thesis statement, 
feasibility research, bibliography, methodology. Initial 3 
credits of thesis may be required for some students by 
GPD and thesis advisor. Prerequisite: Permission of 
instructor. 

REL 6942 Teaching Internship (1-3). Advanced work in 
Religions Studies pedagogy, including classroom teaching, 
assignment development and grading, and seminar 
discussion of pedagogical issues. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 



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Sociology and Anthropology 

Richard Tardanico, Associate Professor, Chair 

Maria Aysa-Lastra, Assistant Professor 

Jerald B. Brown, Associate Professor 

Janet M. Chernela, Professor Emerita 

Stephen M. Fjellman, Professor 

Chris Girard, Associate Professor 

Hugh Gladwin, Associate Professor and Director, 

Institute for Public Opinion Research 
Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor 
Antonio Jorge, Professor 
A. Douglas Kincaid, Associate Professor and Vice 

Provost, International Studies 
Abraham D. Lavender, Professor 
Barry B. Levine, Professor 
Shearon A. Lowery, Associate Professor 
Sarah J. Mahler, Associate Professor and Director, 

Graduate Program 
Anthony P. Maingot, Professor Emeritus 
Kathleen Martin, Associate Professor 
Andrew S. Mathews, Assistant Professor 
Betty Hearn Morrow, Professor Emerita 
Laura Ogden, Assistant Professor 
Lisandro Perez, Professor 
Marifeli Perez-Stable, Professor 
Jean M. Rahier, Associate Professor 
Alex Stepick, Professor and Director, Immigration and 

Ethnicity Institute 
William T. Vickers, Professor Emeritus 
Dennis Wiedman, Associate Professor 
Lois West, Associate Professor 

Affiliate Faculty 

David B. Bray, Professor, Environmental Studies 

William W. Darrow, Professor, Public Health 

Stephanie Klein, Research Assistant Professor 

Bruce Nissen, Professor, Labor Studies 

James Rivers, Research Professor 

Rebbeca Zarger, Assistant Professor, Environmental 

Studies 
The Comparative Sociology Graduate Program at Florida 
International University provides a unique opportunity to 
integrate the traditional disciplines of sociology and 
anthropology. We believe that students will be better 
prepared for careers by gaining competencies in research 
methods, theoretical approaches and other critical tools 
needed for social inquiry offered by both disciplines. The 
Program's faculty is particularly strong in several subfields: 
environment; international and transnational migration; 
diasporas; globalization and transnationalism; 
development and social change; applied research; and the 
social constructions of identities including race, ethnicity, 
gender, sexuality and nationality. Faculty research is 
exceptionally strong in the Americas including the 
Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and the 
diverse local urban region of South Florida. FIU is situated 
in the one of the most interesting regions of the world- a 
hemispheric crossroads of social and natural resources 
bridging the United States to the rest of the Americas and 
across the Atlantic to Europe. Miami is home to millions of 
immigrants; it has the highest percentage of immigrants of 
any metropolitian area in the United States. Our graduate 
program capitalizes on this unique location by bringing 
students into local, regional and transnational research 



projects. Faculty members are directly involved in research 
occuring at many of FlU's centers and institutes including 
the Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Center for 
Labor Research and Studies, the Immigration and 
Ethnicity Institute, the Women's Studies Program, the 
Cuban Research Institute, the Institute for Public Opinion 
Research, the African New-World Studies program, and 
the Center for Transnational and Comparative Studies. 
The Comparative Sociology Graduate Program provides 
professional training for careers in higher education, non- 
governmental organizations, government, and the private 
sector. 

Admission Process & Requirements 

All applications for admission must be submitted on-line 
through the Unversity Graduate School process. Please 
see http://qradschool.fiu.edu for all the necessary 
information. Please do not contact the department for 
admission forms. A list of the minimum requirements for 
admission to FIU can be found at 
http://www.fiu.edu/orqs/reqister/cataloq/graduate and 

should guide applicants in preparing what is needed to 
apply on-line. The application for admission to FIU as a 
graduate student must be submitted and the application 
fee of $30 paid before the Comparative Sociology 
Graudate Program Committee may consider the applicant 
for admission. 

IN ADDITION to filing an on-line admission application, 
please send the following directly to the Graduate Program 
Director, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Florida 
International University, UP Campus, DM 334, Miami, FL 
33199: 

1. A separate letter of application. This letter should 
include a statement expressing the applicant's 
academic and professional objectives and should 
indicate with which faculty the applicant would wish 
to work. 

2. Applicants must request three (3) letters of 
recommendation from individuals able to comment 
on their academic ability and promise. These letters 
of recommendation should be sent directly to the 
Director of the Comparative Sociology Graduate 
Program. The department will then forward copies 
to the Admissions Office. 

3. Copies of transcrippts. These copies do not need to 
be copies of official transcrippts but must show the 
courses taken and grades received at each 
pprevious university. 

4. Appplicants are strongly encouraged to send written 
examples of academic or other relevant 
professional work that may suppport their 
application. Similarly, applicants are encouraged to 
send as part of their application any evidence of 
contact with departmental faculty with whom the 
applicant would likely work. 

Application Deadlines 

The Department offers rolling admissions but recommends 
that students apply early (before January 15 for the Fall 
semester) in order to qualify for the widest array of FIU 
funding (see http://www.fiu.edu/~uqs/financial.html ). We 
admit students throughout the year but prefer that they 
enroll for the first time in the fall whenever possible. The 
deadlines for receipt of applications- including all 
supporting materials and letters of recommendation- for 
those seeking admissions are: 



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Fall Semester: 

January 15 (for consideration for Presidental 

Fellowships) 

February 15 (early acceptance) 

April 1 (for teaching assistantship) 

July 1 (final deadline) 

Spring Semester: 

October 1 5 

Summer Semester: 

April 1 

Admissions Standards 

To be admitted into the Comparative Sociology Graduate 
Program a student must meet the University's graduate 
admission requirements which can be found in the 
University Graduate School's website: 

http://qradschool.fiu.edu . In addition, applicants must 
have: 

1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 
or higher and a combined score of 1000 (M.A.) and 1120 
(Ph.D.) or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of 
the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The student 
must also have a GPA of 3.5 on any previous graduate 
work. 

2. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

Although a baccalaureate major in Sociology or 
Anthropology is helpful, it is not required for admission to 
the program. Newly admitted graduate students who have 
no prior course work in sociology, anthropology, or 
quantitative methods will be provided with readings to help 
them bridge their background to the demands of our 
program. 

Financial Aid 

Applicants to FIU may qualify for one of several different 
opportunities to finance their studies: 

1. FlU's Presidental Fellowship for outstanding 
applicants 

(see http://www.fiu.edu/~uqs/financial.html ) 

2. Departmental Teaching Assistantships (TAs). 
The department has a limited number of TA 
positions. Teaching assistantships are allocated 
on a competitive basis and typically pay for tuition 
(but not fees), medical insurance and provide a 
stipend (approximately $5,000 per semester). To 
be considered for an assistantship, the applicant 
must make such a request in writing to the 
Graduate Program Director prior to April 1. The 
awarding of teaching assistantships will be made 
by the Graduate Program Committee. Students 
receiving an assistantship are required to perform 
approximately 20 hours of teaching related duties 
per week and are required to attend several days 
of a seminar on teaching. TA positions are 
renewable on a competitive basis by annual 
application. 

3. There are innumerable additional sources of 
funding for graduate students but must be 
researched by applicants. A good start is the 
UGS website at 



http://www.fiu.edu/~uqs/financial.html . The 

department also maintains webpages for enrolled 
and admitted students with additional information. 
Upon admission, applicants may request and will 
be given access to these pages. 
4. Graduate students are routinely employed as 
research assistants (RA) on faculty grants. 
Students in their second or later years are 
particulary encouraged to seek RA positions to 
enhance their research skills and career options. 
The hiring of research assistants is at the 
discretion of the project's principal investigators. 
While these arrangements vary, they usually 
cover the student's tuition and provide a stipend. 

Transfer of Credits 

Credits may be transferred in accordance with the FIU 
Graduate Policies and Procedures Manual (consult 
http://www.fiu.edu/~uqs/qpm ). While a student may 
transfer credits into the program, the substitution of 
transferred credits for specific core and substantive area 
requirements is not generally allowed. A student seeking 
to transfer credits must submit a written petition to the 
Graduate Program Director detailing the courses and 
hours of credit s/he is seeking to transfer. In addition, 
students requesting substitution of transferred credits for 
program requirements must include supporting 
documentation as part of the petition. The screening and 
initial decision regarding transferring of credit and 
substitution will be made by the Graduate Program 
Director and the Graduate Program Committee. Final 
approval will be made by the University Graduate School. 

Master of Arts in Comparative Sociology 

The M.A. in Comparative Sociology is designed to provide 
students with a strong foundation in social science theory 
and research skills. While a baccalaureate major in 
sociology or anthropology is helpful, it is not required for 
admission to the program. Newly admitted graduate 
students who have no prior course work in sociology, 
anthropology, or statistics will be provided with readings to 
help them bridge their background to the demands of our 
program. 

M.A. Degree Requirements 

The 36-credit M.A. program is designed to provide 
students with a sound background in research skills, grant 
proposal writing and training in social science theory that 
will equip them for careers in both the public and private 
sector. It is also designed to provide the necessary 
foundation for students desiring to continue on into the 
Ph.D. program. Full-time students are expected to 
complete the M.A. degree in two years. 

Core Courses 

The core curriculum includes six required courses (this is 
the same core for the Ph.D. degree): 

SYA6125 Sociocultural Theories A 3 

SYA6126 Sociocultural Theories B 3 

SYA 6305 Research Methods I 3 

SYA6306 Research Methods IP 3 

ANG 5496 Social Research and Analysis 3 

SYA 6959 Writing Research Proposals 3 

Six (6) elective graduate courses at the 5000-level or 

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2 Two of these courses may be taken outside the 
Department. Students may petition the Graduate Program 
Director, who, in consultation with the Department Chair, 
may increase the number of courses that may be taken 
outside the Department. 

Core Competency Exams 

Full-time students are expected to complete the following 
four Core Courses SYA 6125, SYA 6126, SYA 6305 & 
SYA 6306 by the end of their first year. At the end of that 
year, they will be given two competency exams in (1) 
sociocultural theory and (2) research methods. Students 
must receive a passing grade in each exam to graduate 
with an M.A. Students who fail the first attempt will be able 
to re-take the failed exam(s) in the following year. Students 
who fail any exam more than twice must petition the 
Graduate Committee in order to re-take the exam again. 
The Graduate Committee reserves the right to grant or 
deny such a petition. Students attending the program part- 
time will be expected to take their Core Competency 
Exams during the semester in which they complete the 
theory (SYA 6125, SYA 6126) and/or research methods 
(SYA 6305 & SYA 6306) sequence(s). 

Graduation Requirements 

To remain in good standing and to qualify for graduation, 
students must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
A grade of "B" or higher must be received for all Core 
Courses. All M.A. course requirements must be met. 
Student must pass both the theory and research methods 
Core Competency Exams. All requirements for the M.A. in 
Comparative Sociology, including the successful passing 
of the core competency exams, must be completed within 
six (6) years but full-time students are expected to 
complete them within two years. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative 

Sociology 

The Ph.D. Degree Requirements 

The Ph.D. program in Comparative Sociology incorporates 
and builds upon the M.A. program. The Ph.D. program 
consists of 75 semester hours or course work including the 
36 hours contained in the M.A. degree in Comparative 
Sociology at FIU. Students are expected to acquire 
competencies in theory and research methods during the 
M.A. program. After being admitted into the Ph.D. 
program, students will pursue their own research interests 
by taking elective courses and by working with their 
committee to prepare a doctoral dissertation. 

Admissions 

Applicants must meet or exceed admissions requirements 
for the M.A. Students who originally applied to the M.A. 
program must apply separately to be admitted into the 
Ph.D. program. A positive evaluation of the student's 
performance at the M.A. level (hereafter called the M.A. 
review) will be the most important of the factors considered 
in evaluating applications to the Ph.D. program. All 
students, including those who originally applied directly to 
the Ph.D. program, must undergo a successful M.A. 
review upon completion of the Masters Program 
requirements in order to continue in the Comparative 
Sociology program toward the Ph.D. The Graduate 
Committee conducts these reviews. The purpose of the 
M.A. review is to determine the ability of the student to do 



Ph.D. level work with the department's faculty. Among the 
information considered during the review are students' 
performance and grades in courses, passing of 
competency exams in theory and research methods, and 
faculty recommendations. 

Students who have obtained a Masters degree at 
another institution may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. 
program. However, students admitted from other programs 
must pass the Core Competency Exams in theory and 
research methods competencies as described above 
under the M.A. Program. 

Course Work 

The Ph.D. curriculum in Comparative Sociology consists of 
a total of 75 credit hours, including six Core Courses, one 
additional course in advanced theory and one additional 
course in research methods, 12 electives courses (6 at the 
M.A. level and 6 at the Ph.D. level), and a minimum of 24 
dissertation credits. 

Core Courses 

The core curriculum includes six required courses (this is 
the same core as in the M.A. degree): 

SYA 6125 Sociocultural Theories A 3 

SYA 6126 Sociocultural Theories B 3 

SYA 6305 Research Methods I 3 

SYA 6306 Research Methods II 1 3 

ANG 5496 Social Research and Analysis 3 

SYA 6959 Writing Research Proposals 3 

^YA 6305 is a prerequisite 

Students in the Ph.D. program are required to complete 
two additional core courses above and beyond the Core 
Curriculum, one in methods and the other in theory. These 
additional courses are designed to train students in more 
advanced theory and methods while meeting individual 
professional goals. Students may select the courses most 
consistent with their needs and goals from lists published 
by the Sociology/Anthropology Department. 

Elective Courses 

In addition to the 18 hours of electives students complete 
during the M.A. program, students in the Ph.D. program 
will take 9 additional hours of elective courses. These 
additional courses should be selected to prepare the 
student in substantive academic fields of inquiry that will 
be important to the student's dissertation. Typically, 
students will concentrate their electives courses in 
mastering one of the Department's specialization areas: 
Environmental Anthropology/Sociology; Migrations and 
Diasporas; or Comparative Identities and Social Conflicts. 
At least two but no more than four electives taken while in 
the Ph.D. program must be from outside the Department, 
unless the student petitions the Graduate Program 
Director for an exception to these rules. 

Ph.D. General Examination 

After successfully completing the required core and 
elective course work, and after having passed the Core 
Competency Exams in theory and research methods (for 
students who completed the M.A. at FIU this will occur 
during the M.A. program), each student will prepare for 
writing the Ph.D. General Examination. This examination 
will be conducted in accordance with the FIU University 
Graduate School Policies and Procedures Manual and the 
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Dissertation Proposal and Defense/Candidacy 
Exam 

After passing the General Examination, students will form 
a dissertation committee according to the regulations for 
such committees published on the University Graduate 
School webpage ( http://qradschool.fiu.edu ). In conjunction 
with this committee, students will prepare a dissertation 
proposal. Students must defend the dissertation proposal 
orally before their committee. The proposal defense 
serves as the candidacy examination for the Comparative 
Sociology Graduate Program. Upon passing the 
Dissertation defense, the student is admitted to candidacy 
status. Only after successfully defending the dissertation 
proposal may a student register for dissertation credits 
(SYA 7980). Once a student has registered for dissertation 
credits, the student is required to take at least three (3) 
credits each semester, including summer, until graduation. 
The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 24 dissertation 
hours to be completed for the degree. 

The Dissertation and Dissertation Defense 

After successfully defending the dissertation proposal, 
students will conduct research and complete their 
dissertations under the guidance of their dissertation 
committee. Upon completion of their manuscript and 
authorization of their research committee, the students will 
then defend their dissertations before their research 
committee and the university. University Graduate School 
regulations governing the dissertation may be found at 
http://qradschool.fiu.edu . 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

ANG-Anthropology Graduate; ANT-Anthropology; SYA- 
Sociological Analysis; SYD-Sociology of Demography and 
Area Studies; SYG-Sociology, General; SYO-Social 
Organization; SYP-Social Processes. 
F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 
Summer semester offering. 

ANG 5396 Representations of Africa and Africans in 
Films (3). Analyzes representations of Sub-Saharan Africa 
and Africans in various cinematic traditions (including 
documentaries) and examines these representations in 
socioeconomic and political contexts. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

ANG 5397 Advanced African Diaspora Cultures and 
Performativity (3). Examines different approaches 
adopted by African diaspora studies scholars in social and 
cultural anthropology, and recent theoretical texts and 
debates in Performance Studies. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

ANG 5403 Ecological Anthropology (3). Theories of 
human adaptation, including environmental determinism, 
possibilism, cultural ecology, materialism, and evolutionary 
ecology. Credit for both ANT 3403 and ANT 5548 will not 
be granted. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (SS) 

ANG 5496 Social Research and Analysis (3). A 

graduate overview of the scientific methods used in 
intercultural studies. Includes the philosophical basis of 
science, research design, and hypothesis testing using 
both secondary and original data. Students will conduct a 



research project in this course. Prerequisites: Graduate 
status or permission of the instructor. (F) 

ANG 5905 Directed Individual Study (1-20). Supervised 
readings and/or field research and training. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. (F,S,SS) 

ANG 5915 Directed Field Research (1-20). Permission of 
the instructor required. 

ANG 6303 Comparative Feminisms (3). Course 
examines feminisms and feminist movements in a global 
context. Taking several geocultural areas as examples, 
the course analyzes the discourse of cultures, feminisms, 
and feminist movements. Prerequisites: One graduate 
level course on gender or permission of the instructor. (S) 

ANG 6339 Seminar on Latin America (3). Analysis of 
Latin American cultures and classes using case studies. 
Students read a series of anthropological or sociological 
works and discuss them in a seminar format. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. (F) 

ANG 6472 Anthropology of Globalization (3). 

Examination of global economic, political, and cultural 
processes including the movements of people, 
commodities, and capital. Study of formation of identities, 
consumption practices, and gender dynamics. 

ANG 6497 Qualitative Research Methods (3). Qualitative 
research methods in anthropology and sociology. Includes 
participant-observation, field work, key informants and in- 
depth interviewing, visual techniques, ethical issues, and 
reflexivity. (F) 

ANG 6932 Seminar in Human Ecology (3). Analysis of 
human ecology using case studies. Students read a series 
of works on human adaptations and discuss them in a 
seminar format. Prerequisites: ANT 3403 or ANT 6548 or 
equivalent. 

ANG 6XXX Diasporas, Migration, and Globalization (3). 

Examines a variety of theories of "Diaspora" that have 
proliferated during the last few decades, as the concept 
relates to processes of transnational migration and 
globalization. 

ANT 5318 American Culture and Society (3). 

Anthropological analysis of the cultures and subcultures of 
the United States, focusing on the social, ethnic, and 
regional organizations and their corresponding value and 
symbolic systems. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

ANT 6302 Gender Identity in Comparative Perspective 
(3). Comparative examination of cultural and socio- 
economic factors defining gender identities and relations in 
western and non-western societies. Includes selected 
cross-cultural case studies. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. (S) 

ANT 6319 The African Diaspora: Anthropological 
Perspectives (3). History and cultures of Africans outside 
of Africa, with a special emphasis on the African 
experience in the Americas. Topics covered include 
slavery, class, gender, ethnicity, and religion. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

ANT 6469 Graduate Medical Anthropology (3). 

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anthropology. Importance of culture in governing the type 
and frequency of disease in a population, the way people 
explain and treat disease, and responses to the delivery of 
modern medicine. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (S) 

ANT 7491 Contemporary Theory in Social 
Anthropology (3). Graduate seminar examining current 
theoretical issues in social anthropology. Prerequisites: 
SYA 6125 and SYA 6126 or permission of the instructor. 

SYA 5135 Sociology of Knowledge (3). The study of the 
theoretical basis of knowledge and the inter-relatedness of 
knowledge and social factors, particularly as knowledge 
relates to institutional forms of behavior. (F) 

SYA 5909 Directed Individual Study (VAR). Supervised 
readings and/or field research and training. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. (F,S,SS) 

SYA 5941 Directed Field Research (VAR). Permission of 
the instructor required. (F,S,SS) 

SYA 6125 Sociocultural Theories A (3). One of two 

courses designed to prepare students with a thorough 
understanding of the key theories and theorists of both 
sociology and anthropology typically offered in the fall 
semester. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. (F) 

SYA 6126 Sociocultural Theories B (3). One of two 

courses designed to prepare students with a thorough 
understanding of the key theories and theorists of both 
sociology and anthropology, typically offered in spring 
semester. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. (S) 

SYA 6305 Research Methods I (3). The first in a two- 
course sequence in applied social science research 
methods in comparative sociology. emphasizes 
quantitative skills needed to design, implement and 
analyze data. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

SYA 6306 Research Methods II (3). The second in a two- 
course sequence on research methods in comparative 
sociology. Includes the quantitative analysis of sociological 
research data, and the preparation of written reports and 
articles. Prerequisites: SYA 6305 and ANG 5496 or 
equivalent. (S) 

SYA 6307 Research Methods III (3). Advanced 
quatitative analysis of sociological research stressing 
problems in measurement, data collection and quality, and 
analysis techniques. Prerequisites: SYA 6306, ANG 5496 
or equivalent and STA 3112 or STA 6167 or STA 5236 or 
permission of the instructor. 

SYA 6356 GIS and Social Research (3). Focuses on 
applications of GIS in social research; includes applying 
critical perspective on space, place, cartography to GIS 
social research projects. Prerequisites: GEO 3176 or EVR 
4XXX or permission of the instructor. 

SYA 6925 Graduate Colloquium in Comparative 
Sociology (1). Colloquiums presented by faculty, visiting 
scholars, and graduate students on topics of current 
research interest. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. (F,S) 

SYA 6941 Internship in Applied Sociology (1-9). 

Practical application in a supervised setting outside of the 



classroom of knowledge acquired in the classroom. Hours 
may vary. 

SYA 6943 South Florida Area Study (3). Current issues 
in South Florida Studied through large-scale survey 
research conducted by class members. Provides 
experience in research techniques and the development 
and testing of theory. Prerequisites: SYD 6625 and SYA 
6305. (S) 

SYA 6959 Writing Research Proposals (3). 
Development of skills in writing research proposals. 
Prerequisite: Three completed semesters of graduate 
work. 

SYA 6975 Thesis (1-6). Registration for students working 
on the thesis for the M.A. in Comparative Sociology or the 
M.A. in International Studies. Prerequisites: All other 
course work for the M.A. in Comparative Sociology or 
International Studies. (F,S,SS) 

SYA 7651 Foundations of Social Theory Construction 
(3). Seminar exams assumptions of social theory. Topics 
include objectivity in the social sciences, social science 
concepts and explanations, reductionism, and the bases of 
social theory construction. (S) 

SYA 7930 Special Topic in Comparative Sociological 
Research (3). A detailed exploration into particular 
research methodologies, approaches and techniques 
relevant to Comparative Sociology. Topic will vary 
depending upon the instructor. Course may be repeated. 
Prerequisites: SYA 6305 and SYA 6306 or permission of 
the instructor. 

SYA 7940 Practicum Supervised Teaching (1-9). 

Practical application in a supervised setting of knowledge 
acquired in the classroom. Hours may vary. (F,S,SS) 

SYA 7941 Field Research (1-9). Research projects or 
certain aspects of research in a field situation carried out 
by one or more students under the direction of a faculty 
member. Topics vary. Usually selected on an individual 
basis. Hours may vary. (F,S,SS) 

SYA 7967 Preparation: Preliminary Doctoral Exam (1- 

9). Preparation for the preliminary doctoral exam under the 
direction of a faculty member. Hours may vary. (F,S) 

SYA 7979 Advanced Research (1-9). Research projects 
or certain aspects of research carried out by one or more 
students under the direction of a faculty member. Topics 
vary; selected on an individual basis. Hours may vary. 
(F,S,SS) 

SYA 7980 Ph.D. Dissertation (1-12). Hours taken by 
students to work on the dissertation under the supervision 
of a major professor and the doctoral committee. Hours 
may vary. Prerequisites: Permission of Major Professor 
and Doctoral Candidacy. (F,S) 

SYD 5045 Population and Society (3). The study of the 
processes that determine the size and composition of 
human populations. Emphasis on demographic transition 
theory and the antecedents and consequences of 
differential growth rates throughout the world. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

SYD 5607 Advanced World Jewish Communities (3). 

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Analyzes their origins, migrations, demographic and social 
characteristics. Covers Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Oriental 
communities. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

SYD 6236 International Migration and Refugees (3). 

Comparative analysis of the causes, consequences, and 
policies concerning population movements across national 
borders. Includes review of various theories of labor 
migration. Students will conduct research on a migration or 
refugee topic. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

SYD 6325 Seminar in the Comparative Sociology of 
Gender (3). The examination of women's and men's roles, 
status's, and life opportunities from a historical and 
comparative perspective. Current theoretical develop- 
ments in the study of gender are emphasized. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. (S) 

SYD 6427 Seminar in Comparative Urban Issues (3). 

Current theoretical developments in the study of urbanism, 
including the evolution and growth of cities, spatial and 
social structures, migration, and the critical problems of 
social life in cities. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

SYD 6615 Seminar in Comparative Analysis of 
Selected Regions (3). Comparative social analysis using 
studies from two or more world regions. Students read a 
series of works on issues such as bureaucracy, 
modernization, and development, and discuss them in a 
seminar format. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (S) 

SYD 6616 Comparative Stratification Seminar (3). 

Comparative analysis of causes and consequences of 
contemporary inequality in an international context. 
Emphasizes theoretical and methodological approaches to 
comparative case studies. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. (S) 

SYD 6625 South Florida Socio-cultural Systems (3). 

The sociological and anthropological analysis of South 
Florida. Presents tools for regional study including 
demography, cultural ecology, and ethnic group-centered 
symbolic systems. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

SYD 6655 Seminar on Social Change in Asia (3). An 

examination of social change in contemporary Asia, 
including the relationships between states, the changing 
political economies, and the role of social movements and 
cultural institutions in change. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

SYD 6705 Comparative Analysis of Ethnicity and Race 
(3). Consideration of major theories of ethnicity and race 
and analysis of selected ethnic groups in various world 
regions. Includes the study of race and ethnic issues in 
Miami and the South Florida region. (S) 

SYD 6715 Comparative Adolescent Cultures (3). 

Examines the adolescent cultures of different ethnic, class, 
and national groups from an anthropological and 
sociological perspective. The primary focus is on how 
adolescents construct their own social groups and what 
meaning they attribute to these constructions. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 



SYD 6816 Advanced Sociological Theories of Gender 
(3). Examines sociological theory as it deals with gender 
from a feminist perspective. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. (S) 

SYD 6901 Special Topics in Sociology (3). An 

examination of specific themes and topics in sociology. 
The theme amy vary from semester to semester. With a 
change in content, the course may be repeated. Can be 
taken for credit no more than twice with any given 
instructor. Prerequisites: SYA 6125 and SYA 6126 or 
permission of the instructor. 

SYD 7903 Directed Readings (1-9). Readings under the 
direction of a faculty member focusing on one of the tracks 
in the Ph.D. program. Hours may vary. (F,S,SS) 

SYG 6932 Special Topics in Disaster Studies (3). Case 
studies of major disasters used to explore topics such as 
impact of gender, class, ethnicity, and age on vulnerability, 
response, and outcome; effects of larger political and 
economic systems; and relationship to social change. May 
be repeated with change of topic. 

SYO 6135 Families and Social Change (3). Comparative 
study of the family as an institution adapting to social and 
economic conditions. Cultural variation in marriage, 
parenthood and gender roles. Historical influences on the 
pluralistic American family. Credit for both SYO 4130 and 
SYO 6135 will not be granted. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. (F) 

SYO 6306 Political Sociology (3). Examines social 
relations of power in groups, organizations, and national 
and global structures; also patterns of state formation, 
state-society relations, and sources of political change. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (S) 

SYO 6405 Graduate Medical Sociology (3). Examination 
of the social significance of health, illness, and medicine in 
the U.S. as compared to other societies. Includes disease 
type and distribution as well as a critique of health care 
professions, organizations, and policies. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. (F) 

SYO 6415 Sociology of Mental Health (3). Examination 
of the social and social psychological processes that 
influence mental health and illness. Analysis of the social 
consequences of mental illness including issues 
associated with social mobility and stigma. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

SYP 5447 Sociology of International Development (3). 

To introduce the basic concepts and questions of the field 
as applied to the international arena. To illustrate the 
common areas of social science analysis in dealing with 
questions of international development. (S) 

SYP 6306 Comparative Social Movements (3). 

Comparative analysis of social movements and social 
change, including peasant movements, environ- 
mentalism, civil rights, feminism, and nationalism. 
Competing theories of social movements are examined. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. (F) 

SYP 6739 Seminar: Ethnic Minority Aging in U.S. (3). 

Sociological perspective on aging among racial/ethnic 
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cultural influences on the status of minority elders in the 

areas of family and community. 

SYP 6907 Seminar in Comparative Social Change (3). 

The cross-cultural and comparative analysis of 
contemporary social change, including processes of social 
action such as terrorism, reformism, revolution, and the 
use of electoral systems and democratic processes. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
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Statistics 

Sneh Gulati, Professor and Chairperson 

Leonid Bekker, Instructor 

Zhenmin Chen, Associate Professor and Graduate 

Program Director 
Gauri L. Ghai, Associate Professor 
Ramon Gomez, Instructor 
Golam Kibria, Associate Professor 
Dane McGuckian, Instructor 
Jie Mi, Professor 
Laura Reisert, Instructor 
Samuel S. Shapiro, Professor and Advisor 
Dinesh Sharma, Assistant Professor 
Hassan Zahedi-Jasbi, Associate Professor 
Yan Yan Zhou, Assistant Professor 

Master of Science in Statistics 

The Master of Science in Statistics at Florida International 
University is primarily an applied statistics program. It 
offers a balance of statistical theory, statistical 
methodology, and optionally, an area application 
concentration. The program offers a thesis option and a 
non-thesis option. Regardless of the concentration or 
thesis option, the program requires a total of 36 credit- 
hours as follows: six core courses (18 hours), four elective 
courses or an area of concentration (12 hours), and either 
a thesis (6 hours) or two additional elective courses (6 
hours) and a comprehensive examination. 

Admission Requirements 

To be admitted into the program, applicants must meet the 
university's graduate admission requirements (see Office 
of Graduate Admissions in this catalog) and the following 
departmental requirements: 

1. Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, or in a 
related field from an accredited university or college. 
A bachelor's degree in some other discipline is also 
acceptable provided the applicant has a suitable 
mathematics background. 

2. A 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale) GPA in 
mathematics and statistics courses. 

3. Three letters of recommendation from persons 
familiar with the applicant's academic qualifications. 

4. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit 
a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language 
Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the 
iBT TOEFL or 6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. 

5. Approval of the departmental graduate committee. 

Core Courses: (18) 

STA 5206 Design of Experiments 

STA 6244 Data Analysis I 

STA 6246 Linear Models 

STA 6247 Data Analysis II 

STA 6326 Mathematical Statistics I 

STA 6327 Mathematical Statistics II 

Elective Courses: (12) 

A student may select four courses from Lists A, B, and C 
or may opt for an area of concentration (see below). 

Concentration Area: (12) 

Students interested in a concentration in Biostatistics/ 
Environmetrics must select two courses from List A and 



two track-related electives. At least one of these electives 
must be from outside the department. 

Students interested in a concentration in Reliability 
Analysis/Quality Control must select two courses from List 
B and two track-related electives. At least one of these 
electives must be from outside the department. 

All electives must be approved by the Graduate 
Program Director. 

List A: Biostatistics/Environmetrics 

STA 5826 Stochastic Processes 

STA 6176 Biostatistics 

STA 6678 Environmental Statistics 

List B: Reliability Analysis/Quality Control 

STA 5666 Advanced Quality Control 

STA 5676 Reliability Engineering 

STA 5826 Stochastic Processes 

List C: Elective Statistics Courses 

STA 5207 Topics in Design of Experiments 

STA 5236 Regression Analysis 

STA 5507 Nonparametric Methods 

STA 5906 Independent Study 

STA 6505 Analysis of Categorical Data 

STA 6807 Queueing and Statistical Models 

STA 6940 Supervised Statistical Consulting 

STA 7707 Multivariate Methods I 

STA 7708 Multivariate Methods II 

Elective Courses from Outside of the 
Department: 

Elective courses from outside of the department must be 
approved by the Graduate Program Director. 

Thesis Option: (6) 

Students opting to write a thesis must enroll in STA 6971, 
Thesis Research and STA 6972, Master's Thesis (6 credit- 
hours total). 

Non-Thesis Option: (6) 

Students who opt not to write a thesis must take two 
additional elective courses selected from List C or from 
outside of the department. These courses must be 
approved by the Graduate Program Director. 

Graduation Requirements 

1 . Grade and GPA requirements: a) cumulative GPA of 
3.0 or higher in all courses, b) a grade of 'B' or higher 
in each core course, and c) a grade of 'C or higher in 
each concentration or elective course. 

2. A candidate who opts to write a thesis must 
successfully defend the thesis orally and have the 
written thesis approved by his/her thesis committee. 

3. A candidate who chooses the non-thesis option must 
take and pass a comprehensive examination. 

Students must follow all regulations of the University 
Graduate School. 

Course Description 

Definition of Prefixes 

MAP - Mathematics/Applied. STA - Statistics. 

MAP 5117 Mathematical and Statistical Modeling (3). 

Study of ecological, probabilistic, and various statistical 
models. Prerequisites: MAC 2313, COP 2210, MAS 3105; 
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STA 5105L SPSS Data Analysis Lab (1). Topics include: 
Entering data from various sources, data checking, 
descriptive statistics, graphing data, crosstabulations, t- 
tests, correlation and regression, ANOVA, and reliability. 
Prerequisites: A statistics course or concurrent enrollment 
in a statistics course, and graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. 

STA 5106 Intermediate Statistics I (3). Power, measures 
of assoc, measurement, ANOVA: one-way and factorial, 
between and within subjects expected mean squares, 
planned comparisons, apriori contrasts, fixed, random, 
mixed models. This course may be of particular interest to 
behavioral sciences. Prerequisites: STA 3111 or STA 
3123 or STA 3033; and graduate standing. (F) 

STA 5107 Intermediate Statistics II (3). Correlation and 
regression both simple and multiple, general linear model, 
analysis of covariance, analysis of nominal data, analysis 
of categorical data. This course may be of particular 
interest to behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. (S) 

STA 5126/PSY 5206 Fundamentals of Design of 
Experiments (3). CRD and RCB designs. Latin square 
designs. Factorial, nested and nested-factorial 
experiments. Fixed, random and mixed models. Split-plot 
designs. Covariance analysis. Prerequisites: STA 3112 or 
STA 3123 or STA 3163 or STA 4322 or equivalent. 

STA 5206 Design of Experiments I (3). Design and 
analysis of completely randomized, randomized block, 
Latin square, factorial, nested and related experiments. 
Multiple comparisons. Credit for both STA 4202 and STA 
5206 will not be granted. Prerequisites: STA 3033 or STA 
3164 or STA 4322 or (STA 3163 and STA 4321). 

STA 5207 Topics in Design of Experiments (3). This 
applied course in design of experiments covers topics 
such as split-plot design, confounding, fractional 
replication, incomplete block designs, and response 
surface designs. Prerequisite: STA 5206. 

STA 5236 Regression Analysis (3). Simple, multiple and 
polynomial regression, analysis of residuals, model 
building and other related topics. Credit for both STA 4234 
and STA 5236 will not be granted. Prerequisites: STA 
31 12 or STA 3123 or STA 3164, or STA 6167. 

STA 5446-STA 5447 Probability Theory I and II (3-3). 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the 
basic fundamentals of probability theory. It reviews the 
basic foundations of probability theory, covering such 
topics as discrete probability spaces, random walk, Markov 
Chains (transition matrix and ergodic properties), strong 
laws of probability, convergence theorems, and law of 
iterated logarithm. Prerequisite: MAC 2313. 

STA 5507 Nonparametric Methods (3). Distribution-free 
tests: sign, Mann-Whitney U, Wilcoxon signed rank, 
Kruskal-VVallis, Friedman, etc. Rank correlation, 
contingency tables and other related topics. Credit for both 
STA 4502 and STA 5507 will not be granted. Prerequisite: 
A course in statistics. 

STA 5666 Advanced Statistical Quality Control (3). 

Review of statistical methods useful in quality 
improvement. Statistical process control. Taguchi's and 
Deming's philosophies. Control charts. Process capability 



analysis. Acceptance sampling plans. Prerequisities: STA 
3033 or STA 3163 or STA 4321 or equivalent. 

STA 5676 Reliability Engineering (3). The course 
material is designed to give the student a basic 
understanding of the statistical and mathematical 
techniques which are used in engineering reliability 
analysis. A review will be made of the basic fundamental 
statistical techniques required. Subjects covered include: 
distributions used in reliability (exponential, binomial, 
extreme value, etc.); tests of hypotheses of failure rates; 
prediction of component reliability; system reliability 
prediction; and reliability apportionment. Prerequisite: STA 
4322. 

STA 5800 Stochastic Processes for Engineers (3). 

Probability and conditional probability distributions of a 
random variable, bivariate probability distributions, multiple 
random variables, stationary processes, Poisson and 
normal processes. Prerequisites: MAC 2313, MAP 2302, 
STA 3033. 

STA 5826 Stochastic Processes (3). This course is 
intended to provide the student with the basic concepts of 
stochastic processes, and the use of such techniques in 
the analysis of systems. Subjects include: Markov 
Processes, queueing theory, renewal processes, birth and 
death processes, Poisson and Normal processes. 
Applications to system reliability analysis, behavioral 
science, and natural sciences will be stressed. 
Prerequisite: STA 5447. 

STA 5906 Independent Study (1-6). Individual 
conferences, assigned reading, and reports on 
independent investigation. 

STA 6166 - STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research I 
and II (3-3). For non-mathematical sciences graduate 
students. A non-calculus exposition of methods and 
applications of statistical techniques for the analysis of 
data. Statistical packages will be used. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. (F,S) 

STA 6176 Biostatistics (3). Statistical analysis of data 
encountered in medical sciences. Analysis of count data, 
Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, Cox proportional hazards 
model, analysis of covariance, logistic regression, etc. 
Prerequisites: STA 3163 or equivalent. 

STA 6196 Statistics for Environmental Sciences (3). 

Environmental Quality Data, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, 
Lognormal, and Extreme value ditributions. Prediction and 
Tolerance Intervals, Hypothesis Testing of Environmental 
Quality Data, Risk Assessment, Regrssion, Spatial 
Statistics. Prerequisites: STA 2122, STA 3145, STA 6166 
or the equivalent. 

STA 6244 Data Analysis I (3). Exploratory data analysis; 
testing of distributional assumptions; Chi-square tests, 
tests for means, variances, and proportions. Prerequisites: 
STA 3033, STA 4322, or STA 6327. 

STA 6246 Linear Models (3). Introduction to the theory of 
linear models. Distribution of linear and quadratic functions 
of normal vectors. Development of inferential procedures 
for simple and other more complex linear models 
Prerequisites: MAS 3105, STA 6247, and STA 6327. 

STA 6247 Data Analysis II (3). Analysis of variance, 
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correlation, empirical distributions. Prerequisites: MAS 
3105 and STA 6244. 

STA 6326 Mathematical Statistics I (3). An introduction 
to the theories underlying statistical analysis. Basic 
concepts of probability theory, combinatorial analysis, 
random variables, and expectation. Prerequisite: MAC 
2313. 

STA 6327 Mathematical Statistics II (3). Estimation of 
parameters, tests of hypotheses, regression, non- 
parametric methods, analysis of variance, and multivariate 
concepts. Prerequisite: STA 6326. 

STA 6505 Analysis of Categorical Data (3). Analysis of 
contingency tables, measures of association, logit and 
loglinear models. Prerequisites: STA 5107 or STA 5236 or 
STA 6167. 

STA 6678 Environmental Stastistics (3). Review of 
probability theory and probability processes. Bernoulli, 
Poisson, and normal processes. Dilution of pollutants. 
Lognormal processes. Prerequisites: MAC 2312 and STA 
3164. 

STA 6807 Queueing and Statistical Models (3). Review 
of probability concepts, basic probability distributions, 
Poisson process, queueing models, statistical models. 
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor, MAC 2312 and 
either STA 3033 or STA 4321 . 

STA 6940 Supervised Statistical Consulting (3). 

Formulation of statistical problems from client information, 
consulting session management, interpersonal aspects of 
consulting, problem solving techniques. Prerequisites: 
Permission of the instructor, STA 4102, STA 6247, and 
STA 6327. 

STA 6971 Thesis Research (1-6). Supervised research 
on theoretical or applied statistics leading to a thesis. 
Repeatable. Prerequisite: Permission of student's program 
committee. 

STA 6972 Master's Thesis (1-6). Thesis completion and 
submission in partial fulfillment of Master's degree 
requirements. Prerequisite: Permission of student's 
program committee. 

STA 7707 Multivariate Methods I (3). Multivariate normal, 
Wishart and Hotelling's distributions. Inferences for one 
and two mean vectors. Profile analysis. One- and two-way 
MANOVA. Multivariate multiple regression. Prerequisites: 
STA 31 12 or STA 3123. (F) 

STA 7708 Multivariate Methods II (3). Principal 
components analysis. Factor analysis. Canonical 
correlation analysis. Discriminant analysis. Cluster 
analysis. Multidimensional scaling. Prerequisite: STA 
7707. (S) 



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Certificate Programs 

African-New World Studies Graduate 
Certificate Program 

Carole Boyce Davies, Director of African-New World 

Studies Program, Professor of English & African-New 

World Studies 
Faculty: 

Heather Andrade, Assistant Professor, English 
Pascale Becel, Associate Professor, Modern Languages 
Ken Boodhoo, Associate Professor, International 

Relations 
Jean-Robert Cadely, Associate Professor, Modern 

Languages & African-New World Studies 
John Clark, Associate Professor, International Relations 
Lisa Delpit, Eminent Professor, Urban Education 
Marvin Dunn, Associate Professor, Psychology 
Mohamed Farouk, Associate Professor, College of 

Education 
Steve Fjellman, Professor, Sociology & Anthropology 
Ivelaw L. Griffith, Professor, Political Science 
Veronique Helenon, Assistant Professor, History and 

African-New World Studies 
Tometro Hopkins, Associate Professor, English 
Marcia Magnus, Associate Professor, Dietetics & 

Nutrition 
Andrea Mantell-Seidel, Associate Professor, Theater & 

Dance 
Roderick Paul Neumann, Associate Professor, 

International Relations 
Akin Ogundiran, Assistant Professor, History 
Valerie Patterson, Assistant Professor, College of Urban 

& Public Affairs 
Jean Rahier, Associate Professor, Sociology/ 

Anthropology and African-New World Studies, 
Terry Rey, Associate Professor, Religious Studies 
Augusto Soledade, Visiting Professor, Dance 
Linda Spears-Bunton, Associate Professor, College of 

Education 
Alex Stepick III, Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Juan Torres-Pou, Assistant Professor, Modern 

Languages 
Donna Weir-Soley, Assistant Professor, English 

The African-New World Studies Graduate Certificate 
Program seeks to provide graduate-level instruction in the 
diverse field of Africana Studies. 

Specifically, the African-New World Studies Certificate 
program seeks to : 

1. Provide an excellent university education, while both 
challenging and stimulating students/participants to 
contribute to the development of their communities; 

2. Generate new knowledge and research opportunities 
within the field of Africana Studies. 

3. Serve the university's external community with special 
programming to meet educational needs; 

4. Foster greater understanding of the global nature of 
African peoples. 

General Requirements (18) 

Required Course: 

AFA 5002 African-New World Studies Theory and 

Methods. 
(Offered every fall semester). 



The 15 remaining credit hours may be drawn from a 
variety of courses. The following list represents examples 
of elective courses appropriate for the completion of the 
certificate program. Students should consult with advisors 
since new courses are frequently added, and special topic 
courses sometimes concern the African Diaspora. 

AFA 6325 Pedagogy in the African Diaspora: 

Literacy, Culture, and Gender 3 

AFH 5905 Readings in African History 3 

AFH 5935 Topics in African History 3 

ANG 5397 Advanced African Diaspora Cultures 3 

ANG 5396 Representations of Africa and Africans 

in Films 3 
ANT 6319 The African Diaspora: Anthropological 

Perspectives 3 

CPO 6206 Seminar in African Politics 3 

FRE 5508 La Francophonie 3 

HAI 5235 Haitian Creole Seminar 3 

INR 5255 Seminar in African Development 3 

INR 6936 Seminar in Inter-American Politics 3 

LIT 5359 African Diaspora Women Writers 3 

LIT 5358 Black Literature and Literacy/Cultural 

Theory 3 
MUH 5025 History of Popular Music in the United 

States 3 

MUH 5067 Music of the Caribbean 3 

REL5122 African-American Religion 3 

REL 5372 African Spirituality 3 

REL 5384 Rasta, Vodou, Santeria 3 

REL 5488 Theology and Liberation Movements 3 

SPW6368 19 th Century Spanish-Caribbean 3 

SYD 6705 Comparative Analysis of Ethnicity and 

Race 3 

SYP 6734 Seminar: Ethnic Minority Aging in U.S. 3 

WOH 5237 The African Diaspora Since the End Of 

the Slave Trade 3 
WOH 5236 The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the 

Making of the African Diaspora, 1441- 

1807 3 

Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies 

Steven Heine, Director, Institute for Asian Studies 

Coordinating Committee 

Mahadev Bhat, Environmental Studies and Economics 

Bongkil Chung, Philosophy 

Joel Heinen, Environmental Studies 

Nathan Katz, Religious Studies 

Paul Kowert, International Relations 

Felice Lifshitz, History 

Mary Ann Von Glinow, Director, CIBER 

The objective is to provide interdisciplinary graduate 
instruction in international/global studies that requires 
specialization in Asia or a sub-region such as East, South, 
Southeast, or Central Asia. The program offers two 
concentrations, language or non-language. The language 
concentration requires one year of an Asian language to 
15 credits, and is geared towards students whose studies 
emphasize a traditional area studies approach to culture 
and society. The non-language concentration requires 18 
credits and targets students who are interested in 
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A. Language Concentration Requirements: 
(15) 

Core Course in Asia-Comparative Studies (3) 

A course in comparative or global studies, such as: 

ASH 5446 Pre-Modern Japan 

ASH 5905 Readings in Asian History 

CPO 5091 Seminar in Comparative Politics 

ECO 5709 The World Economy 

HIS 5289 Comparative History 

INR 5544 The New Asian Century 

INR 601 7 Comparative Approaches to Area 

Studies and Global Issues 
MUH 5057 Music of the World 

REL 6935 Seminar in Sacred Sources 

SYD 5045 Population and Society 

Regional Studies Courses (9) 

Courses in studies of Asia or a sub region. The courses 
taken in any relevant discipline, but must come from at 
least two different departments of disciplines. 

Directed Research (3) 

Supervision of an intensive research paper, fieldwork 
studies, or a comparable in-depth specialized project in 
studies of Asia or sub-region. 

Language Requirements (credits cannot be 
applied towards the certificate) 

One year of study, or equivalent, in a language appropriate 
to the studies of Asia or a sub-region. 

B. Non-Language Concentration (18) 

Core Course in Asia-Comparative Studies (3) 

A course in comparative or global studies, such as: 

CPO 5091 Seminar in Comparative Politics 

ECO 5709 The World Economy 

HIS 5289 Comparative History 

INR 601 7 Comparative Approaches to Area 

Studies and Global Issues 
MUH 5057 Music of the World 

REL 6935 Seminar in Sacred Sources 

SYD 5045 Population and Society 

Regional Studies Courses (12) 

Courses in studies of Asia or a sub region. The courses 
taken in any relevant discipline, but must come from at 
least two different departments of disciplines. 

Directed Research (3) 

Supervision of an intensive research paper, fieldwork 
studies, or a comparable in-depth specialized project in 
studies of Asia or sub-region. 

For more informtaion, contact the Institute for Asian 
Studies, DM 300B. Email: asian(5)fiu.edu ; phone: (305) 
348-1914; website: www.fiu.edu/~asian . 

Graduate Certificate in Geographic 
Information Systems 

Zhaohui Jennifer Fu, Head, Library GIS-RS Center 

Coordinating Committee 

Jennifer Gebelein, International Relations 

Hugh Gladwin, Sociology/Anthropology 

Michael McClain, Environmental Studies 

Tom Philippi, Biology 

Dean Whitman, Earth Sciences 



Keqi Zhang, Environmental Studies 

Fang Zhao, Civil and EnvironmentalEngineering 

The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information 
Systems provides students with an interdisciplinary 
background in GIS. The program consists primarily of 
graduate level courses in Geographic Information Systems 
with electives in related disciplines such as Biology, Earth 
Sciences, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, 
International Relations, Landscape Architecture, Public 
Health, and Urban Planning. 

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a set of 
computer hardware and software used to organize, 
manipulate, and analyze maps and spatial data. GIS is a 
rapidly developing technology that can be applied to many 
areas of the natural and social sciences. Applications 
areas include: Architecture, Engineering, Earth and 
Environmental Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Political 
Science, Public Health, and Urban Planning. 

There is an increasing demand for GIS specialists in the 
job marker as a result of advancements in information 
technology, and the development of spatial/geographic 
database management programs. Currently, many faculty 
at FIU in a variety of disciplines are actively engaged in 
teaching and research in GIS. 

For more information on the Certificate in Geographic 
Information Systems, contact Zhaohui Jennifer Fu, the 
head of the FIU GIS-RS Center, GL 275D or call (305) 
348-3138 or email: fuien(5)fiu.edu , or visit: 
http://qislab.fiu.edu . 

Prescribed Courses and Other Requirements 

The certificate program will require 18 credits (6 courses) 
distributed as follows: 

Required Courses: (One course from each of the 
following subjects) 

1. Introduction to GIS 

EVR 5935 
CGN 5320 
GE0 4XXX 
IRN 4931 
or equivalent 

2. Intermediate/Advanced GIS 

GLY 5758 

3. Remote Sensing 

GLY 5734 
GEO 5XXX 
or equivalent 

Electives: (9 credits out of the following) 

CGN 6325 Advanced GIS for Civil and 

Environmental Engineering 3 

EVR 6329 Watershed Analysis and Management 3 

BSC 5935 Spatial Ecology 3 

BSC 5935 Habitat Analysis 3 

or 
Future elective courses approved by the GIS coordinating 
committee. Proposed future courses include: 

• Advanced Geo-spatial Database Design & 
Applications 

• Design and Programming of GIS Applications 

• Advanced Remote Sensing and Digital Image 
Processing 

• Internet and Distributed DIS 



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Up to 3 approved graduate level credits for courses in the 
departments or Schools of Architecture, Biology, Civil and 
Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Earth 
Sciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, 
International Relations, Sociology, Statistics, or Public 
Health may be substituted for an elective in the list. 

Graduate Certificate in Latin American 
and Caribbean Studies 

Eduardo A. Gamarra, LACC Director 

Julissa Castellanos, LACC, Associate Director 

Michael W. Collier, MCC Graduate Program Director 

LACC Academic Advisory Committee 
Irma T. Alonso, Economics 
David B. Bray, Environmental Studies 
Ana Roca, Modern Languages 
Victor M. Uribe, History 

Offered through the Latin American and Caribbean 
Center (LACC), this graduate certificate encourages 
students to take a multidisciplinary approach to the study 
of Latin America and the Caribbean. The certificate may 
be awarded to both degree and non-degree seeking 
students who complete the requirements. For students 
pursuing a degree, the certificate is a complement to the 
student's discipline or major area of studies. For non- 
degree seeking students, the certificate provides a means 
for understanding more about Latin America and the 
Caribbean without pursuing a longer degree program. 

Certificate Requirements 

1 . A total of 1 5 credit hours of graduate course work with 
a grade of 'B' or higher. Courses must come from the 
approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies course 
listing available in the Latin American and Caribbean 
Center or otherwise be approved by the certificate 
program faculty advisor. 

2. Courses must be selected from at least two 
disciplines. 

3. A country, regional, or topical concentration may be 
declared for the graduate certificate. At least three 
courses with significant Latin American or Caribbean 
content (100% content on the approved course list) must 
be completed to obtain a concentration. Concentrations 
include: Andean Studies, Brazilian Studies, Caribbean 
Studies, Central American Studies, Cuban Studies, 
Cultural Studies, Foreign Policy and Security Studies, 
Haitian Studies, Hispanic Literature and Film, International 
Business, International Development, International Trade, 
Mexican Studies, or South American Studies. Students 
may also petition to create their own concentration, 
provided there are sufficient courses to support the 
concentration. 

4. Each student is required to demonstrate reading 
proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese, or in another 
regional language such as French, Haitian Creole, or 
Dutch when justified by research interests. Proficiency is 
demonstrated by scoring at least 'intermediate-high' on the 
ACTFL/ETS exam for Spanish, Portuguese, or French. 
For other languages, corresponding tests of proficiency 
and levels of achievement will be required. 

NOTE: Intermediate-high on the ACTFL/ETS exam (1-plus 
on the US govenrment scale) can normally be attained by 
students with two undergraduate semesters of basic 
language instruction and at least one undergraduate 



semester of intermediate (3000/4000 level) instruction. 
Attainment of the required language proficiency is the 
responsibility of the student and extra courses to achieve 
the required proficiency level must be taken outside the 
certificate curriculum. 

Courses approved for the Latin American and 
Caribbean Studies Graduate Certificate are posted each 
semester on the FIU Class Schedule at 
http://sis2.fiu.edu/classschedule . Under Special Programs 
and Certificate Programs select Latin American & 
Caribbean Studies. All courses listed from 5000 through 
7000 series may be applied to the certificate. Approved 
courses are also posted each semester outside LACC 
(DM 353) or are available from the certificate advisor. 

Students interested in pursuing a Latin American and 
Caibbean Studies Graduate Certificate should contact the 
certificate advisor at (305) 348-2894 for an appointment or 
email MALACS@fiu.edu . 

Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies 

Marta de la Torre, Director, Museum Studies, Department 
of Art and Art History 

Florida International University Graduate Certificate in 
Museum Studies is an 18 credit program intended to 
prepare students for professional employment in historic 
preservation, collection management, museum work, 
educational programming, park interpretation and public 
policy planning. The program offers graduate level courses 
cross-listed from associated academic disciplines and 
special project courses appropriate for specific museum 
work. Courses are most appropriate for people interested 
in museum careers and are designed to give a broad 
overview of museum history as well as a solid grounding in 
museological theory and practice. In accordance with the 
mission of FIU, attention is given to issues of diversity and 
multiculturalism; the relationship of museums to changing 
populations and interdisciplinary trends in a variety of 
different collecting environments ranging from the Arts to 
History, Anthropology, Archaeology, and the Sciences. 

In addition to Core requirements, an internship is 
required and students are encouraged to pursue a variety 
of courses of study to address diverse Museum situations. 
Internships for 6 credits may be done at associated and 
approved institutions. 

Graduate Credits may be applied to an MA in Museum 
Studies and/or Art History. 

Program Requirements (18 credits): 
Required Courses: (6 credits) 

ARH 5851 Introduction to Museum Ethics, Policies 

and Procedures 3 

ARH 5850 Introduction to Museum Studies: 

History and Philosophy of Museums 3 
Electives: (6 credits) 
ARH 5xxx Collection and Conservation 

Management and Practices 3 

ARH 5xxx Non-Profit Business Practices 3 

ARH 5xxx Museum Education 3 

ARH 5xxx Curatorial Methods and Practices 3 

ARH 5xxx Museum Exhibitions: Theory and 

Practice 3 

ARH 5xxx Special Topics in Museum Studies 3 

ARH 5xxx Managing Museum Technology 3 

HIS 5067 Public History Theoretical and Practical 

Issues 3 



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HIS 5084 


Museum History 


3 


HIS 5xxx 


Archeology and Museum Practices 


3 


MUS 5xxx 


Grant Writing for the Arts 


3 


MUM 5946 


Performance Arts Internship 


3 


MUM 5715 


Performing Arts Production 


3 


MUM 5705 


Advanced Business of Music 


3 


ACG 5507 


Issues and Problems in Accounting for 






Non-Profit Entitles 


3 


ARH 5940 


Internships 


6 



Students may include approved courses available from 
associated departments of History, Environmental Science, 
Art History; Biology, Architecture, Anthropology. With 
permission of Director. 

Graduate Certificate in National Security 
Studies 

John F. Stack, Jr., Director, Political Science and Law 

Coordinating Committee 

John Boyd, Economics 

Ralph S. Clem, International Relations 

Edward Glab, College of Business 

Christine Gudorf, Religious Studies 

Steven Heine, Religious Studies and History 

Paul Kowert, International Relations 

Jeremy Levitt, College of Law 

Mohiaddin Mesbahi, International Relations 

Richard Olson, Political Science 

Ediberto Roman, College of Law 

Luis Salas, Criminal Justice 

Richard Tardanico, Sociology/Anthropology 

Victor Uribe, History 

Offered through the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public 

Policy and Citizenship Studies, the certificate may be 

awarded to both degree and non-degree seeking students 

who complete the requirements. For students pursuing a 

degree, the certificate is a complement to a student's 

discipline or major area of studies. For non-degree 

seeking students, the certificate provides a means for 

understanding more about national security in the 21 st 

century. 

Certificate Requirements 

1. A total of 18 credit hours of graduate course work with a 
grade of "B" or higher. Courses must come from the 
approved GCNSS course listing or be approved by the 
certificate advisor. Courses may include those in the 
student's departmental major, but must also be selected 
from at least two disciplines outside the student's 
departmental major. With the approval of the Director, 
courses other than those listed herein maybe 
substituted on a case by case basis. 

2. A two-course introductory language sequence at FIU 
with a grade of "B" or higher. Exemption from this 
requirement may be obtained through a proficiency 
examination administered by the FIU Department of 
Modern Languages. Language courses may not be 
counted toward the fulfillment of requirement #1 above. 

Note: Intermediate-high on the ACTFL exam (1-plus on 
the US government scale) can normally be attained by 
students with two undergraduate semesters of basic 
language instruction and at least one undergraduate 
semester of intermediate (3000/4000) instruction. 
Attainment of the required language proficiency is the 



responsibility of the student, and extra courses to achieve 
the required proficiency level must be taken outside the 
GCNSS curriculum. 

Skill Requirement: (3 credit hours) 

POS 5xxx Writing Professionally 

Core Requirement: (6 credit hours) 

Select one of the following courses: 

GEO 5135 Surveillance, Intelligence, and 

International Relations 
POS 5706 Research Methodology 

SYA 6305 Research Methods I 

Select one of the following courses: 

INR 5007 

INR5105 

INR 5315 

INR 5615 



INR 6107 
INR 6338 



Seminar in International Politics 

American Foreign Policy 

Foreign Policy Analysis 

Research Design in International 

Relations 

U.S. Foreign Policy 

Seminar in Strategic Studies 



National Security Studies (3 credit hours) 

Select two of the following courses: 
Business, Finance & Management 

FIN 6487 Financial Risk Management —Financial 

Engineering 
FIN 6636 International Finance 

Criminal Justice 



CJE 5024 
CCJ5106 

Economics 

ECO 5709 
ECP 5707 
ECS 5005 
ECS 5027 

ECS 7015 
ECS 7026 



History 

HIS 5939 
AMH 5935 
EUH 5935 



Violent Crime & Criminal Behavior 
Law & Social Control 

The World Economy 

International Economic Problems 

Comparative Economic Systems 

Economic Development of Emerging 

Nations 

Development Economics: Theory 

Development Economics: Planning and 

Policy 

Special Topics 

Topics in American History 

Topics in European History 



International Relations & Geography 

GEO 5177 Topics in Geographic Information 

Systems 
GEO 5xxx Remote Sensing 

GEO 5415 Topics in Social Geography 

INR 5062 War, Peaces and Conflict Resolution in 

INR 
INR 6089 International Relations and Human 

Rights 
INR 6338 Seminar in Strategic Studies 

INR 6606 Political Psychology of International 

Relations 

Law 

LAW 6506 Foreign Relations and National Security 

Law 
LAW 6936 Topics: Seminar in National Security 

and the Constitution 

Political Science 

CPO 5036 Politics of Development 

CPO 5936 Seminar in Comparative Political Parties 

CPO 6084 War, Peace & Military 



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CPO 6xxx Seminar in Comparative Political Culture 

INR 5036 Politics of Globalization 

INR 5934 Topics in International Politics 

INR 6080 Seminar on Non-State Actors 

INR 6205 World Politics 

INR 6705 Seminar in International Political 
Economy 

Sociology/Anthropology 

SYO 6306 Political Sociology 

SYP 5447 Sociology of International Development 

Area Studies (6 credit hours) 

Select two of the following courses: 
Business, Finance & Management 

FIN 6656 Latin American Financial Markets 

Criminal Justice 

CCJ 5040 Comparative Crime and Criminal Justice 

Systems 
CCJ 5056 Historical Development of Criminology 

and Criminal Justice 
CCJ 5288 Legal Issues for Criminal Justice 

CCJ 5935 Special Topics 

CCJ 6477 Seminar in Information Systems. 

URS 61 55 Quantitative Methods for Policy & 

Management 

Economics 

ECO 6225 Economics of Asset Markets 

ECO 6416 Applied Quantitative Methods in 

Economics 

ECO 7206 Macroeconomic Theory I 

ECO 7207 Macroeconomic Theory II 

ECO 7236 Money, Banking and Monetary Policy 

ECO 7424 Economic Metric Methods I 

ECO 7425 Economic Metric Methods II 

ECO 7705 International Trade 

ECO 7716 International Money 

ECS 5406 Latin American Economies 

ECS 6436 Economics of Caribbean Migration 

ECS 7405 Economics of Latin America 

ECS 7435 Economics of the Caribbean 

ECS 7445 Economics of Central America 

History 

AFH 5905 Readings in African History 

AFH 5935 Topics in African History 

AMH 5905 Readings in American History 

AMH 5935 Topics in American History 

EUH 5905 Readings in European History 

EUH 5935 Topics in European History 

HIS 6059 Historical Methods 

LAH 5905 Readings in Latin American History 

LAH 5935 Topics in Latin American History 

WHO 5237 The African Diaspora Since the End of 
the Slave Trade 

International Relations & Geography 

GEA 6409 Landscapes of Violence and Healing in 

the Americas 
GEO 5557 Globalization 

GEO 6473 Space, Place and Identity 

INR 5036 Politics of Globalization 

INR 5086 Islam in International Relations 

INR 5087 Ethnicity and the Politics of 

Development 
INR 5255 Seminar in African Development 

INR 5275 International Relations of the Middle 



INR 5409 
INR 5507 
INR 5607 

INR 6209 

INR 6266 
INR 6406 
INR 6605 
INR 6609 

INR 6706 

Law 

LAW 6251 
LAW 6251 

LAW 6280 
LAW 6264 
LAW 6103 
LAW 7268 
LAW 6263 
LAW 6282 
LAW 6260 
LAW 7930 

Political Science 

CPO 5325 
CPO 6105 
CPO 6106 
CPO 6206 
CPO 6307 
CPO 6350 
CPO 6376 
CPO 6407 
CPO 6771 
CP0 6xxx 

INR 5087 

INR 6936 
POS 6725 
POS6918 

Religious Stud 

REL 5025 
REL5144 
REL 5149 
REL 5352 
REL 5488 
REL 6322 
REL 6395 
REL 6442 



East 

International Law I 

International Organizations I 

International Relations and 

Development 

Comparative Foreign Policy of Latin 

America 

Russian Foreign Policy 

International Law II 

Contemporary International Systems 

Dynamics of International Relations in 

the 20 th Century 

Political Economy of International 

Relations 

Comparative Constitutional Law 
Comparative Law: Constitutions and the 
Judicial Process 
European Community Law 
Immigration Law 
International Criminal Law 
International Environmental Law 
International Human Rights Law 
Law and Politics in Latin America 
Public International Law 
Special Topics in Law 

Politics of the Caribbean 

Politics of the European Union 

Seminar in European Politics 

Seminar in African Politics 

Seminar on South American Politics 

Seminar in Brazilian Politics 

Seminar in Central American Politics 

Seminar in Politics of the Middle East 

Politics of Disaster 

Seminar in Latin American Democratic 

Institutions 

Ethnicity and the Politics of 

Development 

Seminar in Inter-American Politics 

Formal Political Modeling 

Seminar in Political Science Research 

ies 

Myth and Religion 
Women and Religion 
Religion, Violence, and Conflict 
Religions of East Asia 
Theology and Liberation Movements 
Seminar in Western Religions 
Seminar in Asian Religions 
Religion in the Contemporary World 



Sociology/Anthropology 

ANG 6303 Comparative Feminisms 

ANG 6339 Seminar on Latin America 

ANT 6302 Gender Identity in Comparative 

Perspective 
SYD 5045 Population and Society 

SYD 6236 International Migration and Refugees 

DYF 6705 Comparative Analysis of Ethnicity and 

Race 
SYG 6932 Special Topics in Disaster Studies 

SYP 6306 Comparative Social Movements 

SYP 6907 Seminar in Comparative Social Change 



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Graduate Certificate Program in 
Religious Studies 

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate Program is to offer 
an alternative to the MA degree program for students who 
wish to pursue an organized program of study at the 
graduate level, but have no need of a degree and wish a 
shorter term project. 

Requirements 

1. Students must either have taken the undergraduate 
course REL 3308 World Religions as a prerequisite 
before entering the certificate program, or must 
complete it within the program, usually in the first 
semester of coursework. 

2. Students must complete 18 credit hours of graduate 
level courses in the general area of religion. 

3. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their 
graduate religion courses. 

4. Earned grades in the 18 hours of graduate religion 
courses must be "B" or better; grades of "B-" or below 
will not be counted toward the 18. 

5. Students in the Graduate Certificate Program in 
Religious Studies who wish to transfer into the MA 
program must meet the requirements for matriculation. 

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable 
Communities 

Laura Ogden, Director, Sociology/Anthropology 

Coordinating Committee 
Marta Canaves, Landscape Architecture 
Richard Olson, Political Science 
John Clark, International Relations 
Christine Gudorf, Religious Studies 
John H. Boyd, III, Economics 
Joel Heinen, Environmental Studies 
The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Communities 
offers students an introduction to the theoretical and 
methodological tools necessary to critique and conduct 
research on society/environment interactions. The objective 
of the certificate is to prepare students to participate in 
current environmental debates, whether through 
scholarship and teaching, non academic professional 
activities or activism. The certificate requires eighteen 
credits of interdisciplinary courses. 

This certificate will appeal to an interdisciplinary graduate 
student population at FIU drawing students from Arts and 
Sciences, as well as other schools and colleges (as 
reflected in the requirements below). In particular, the 
certificate will aid students interested in natural resource 
management and conservation, regional and urban 
planning, as well as domestic and international 
development and policy issues. The certificate will serve 
students interested in pursuing careers in local, national 
and international government and non-governmental 
organizations, as well as academic careers. 

Requirements 

1 . Application to the Certificate Program. 

2. Acceptance to and good standing in a graduate degree 
program at FIU. 

Core Course 

SSI 5xxx Seminar in Sustainable Communities 3 



Electives 

12 credit hours chosen from the list below. A 3 credit 
course can be substituted for any one of the listed electives 
with the approval of the Certificate Program Director. 

Economics 

ECP 6305 Advanced Environmental Economics 

Environmental Studies 

EVR 5330 Tropical Ecosystem Management 

EVR 5355 Environmental Resources Policy 

EVR 5360 Protected Area Management 

EVR 6322 Methods of Sustainable Resource 

Management 
International Relations 
INR/GEO 6473 Space, Place and Identity 
INR 6056 Environment and Development 

Parks and Recreation Management 
LEI 5605 Philosophical and Social Basis of Parks 

and Recreation 
Political Science 

CPO 6771 Politics of Disaster 

Religious Studies 

REL 5183 Ethics of the Environment 

Sociology and Anthropology 
ANG 5403 Ecological Anthropology/Cultural 

Ecology 
ANT 5318 American Culture and Society: 

Landscapes and Power 
SYD 6901 GIS and Social Research 

Landscape Architecture 
LAA 5243 Regional Landscape Issues 

LAA 6551 Sustainable Landscapes 

LAA 5541 South Florida Landscapes 

LAA 6521 Tropical Landscapes 

Possible Further Course Offerings 
Development and Indigenous Peoples (Dept. Soc/Anth) 
Historical Ecology/Landscape History (Dept. Soc/Anth) 
Eco-Capitalism and Cultural Politics (Dept. Soc/Anth) 
Latin American Social Movements (Dept. Soc/Anth) 
Political Ecology of the Environment (Dept. EVR) 

Directed Research (3 credits) 

In consultation with the Certificate Program Director, 
student will produce an independent research paper or 
comparable piece of work on sustainable communities. 

Graduate Certificate in Transnational and 
Regional Studies 

Ralph S. Clem, Director, Center for Transnational and 
Comparative Studies 

Coordinating Committee 
Steven Heine, Associate Director, Center for 

Transnational and Comparative Studies, Religious 

Studies and History 
Nathan Katz, Religious Studies 
A. Douglas Kincaid, Sociology 
Elisabeth Prugl, International Relations 
Terry Rey, Religious Studies 
William Walker III, History 

The objective is to provide interdisciplinary graduate 
instruction in international/global studies that require 
specialization in one of the following main world regions, 
including Asia, Europe, Middle East, Russia or Central 
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wish to consult those programs). For more information on 
the graduate degree, contact the Center for Transnational 
and Comparative Studies, DM 368, telephone (305) 348- 
6561, fax (305) 348-6562, email: tcs@fiu.edu or visit our 
website: www.fiu.edu/~tcs . 

The Program requires 15 graduate-level credit hours (5 
courses). Students will be advised by the Program Director 
and by the committee member with expertise in the region 
of specialization. Courses must be passed with "B" or 
better (B- is not acceptable). 

Course Requirements: 15 credits 

Core Course in Global Studies (3 credits): 

A course in comparative or global studies, such as: 

CPO 5091 Seminar in Comparative Politics 

ECO 5709 The World Economy 

ECP 5704 International Economic Problems and 

Policy 
FOW 5587 Comparative Studies 

HIS 5289 Comparative History 

INR 601 7 Comparative Approaches to Area 

Studies and Global Issues 
MUH 5057 Music of the World 

REL 5135 Sects, Cults, and New Religions 

SYP 5447 Sociology of International Development 

Regional Studies Courses (9 credits): 
Courses in studies of the speciality region-Asia, Europe, 
Middle East, Russia, or Central Asia. The courses can be 
taken in any relevant discipline, but must come from at 
least two different departments or disciplines. 
Directed Research (3 credits): 

Supervision of an intensive research paper, fieldwork 
studies, or a comparable in-depth specialized project in 
studies of the region. 

Language Requirements (credits cannot be applied to 
the certificate): 

One year of study, or equivalent, in a language appropriate 
to the speciality region (such as Chinese or Japanese for 
Asian Studies, Hebrew or Arabic for Middle Eastern 
Studies). 

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies 

Suzanna Rose, WSC Director and Professor Psychology 
Aurora Morcillo, Associate Professor, Women's 
Studies/History 

Affiliated Faculty: 

Dawn Addy, Center for Labor Research and Studies 

Irma de Alonso, Economics 

Heather Andrade, English 

Clair Apodaca, International Relations 

Jane Atchison-Nevel, Religious Studies 

Joan Baker, English 

Michael Barnett, Sociology/Anthropology 

Lynne Barrett, English 

Michelle Beer, Philosophy 

Ana Bidegain, Religious Studies 

Carole Boyce Davies, African-New World Studies 

Kristine Burns, Music 

Carol Damian, Visual Arts 

Jennifer Desiderio, English 

Rebecca Friedman, History 

Chris Girard, Sociology/Anthropology 

Maria Asuncion Gomez, Modern Languages 

Christine Gudorf, Religious Studies 



Kimberly Harrison, English 

Marilyn Hoder-Salmon, English 

Heather Hughes, Law 

Valerie Johnsen, Academic Advising 

Sherry Johnson, History 

Tara Kai, English 

John Kleban, Business Administration 

Lara Kriegel, History 

Abe Lavender, Sociology/Anthropology 

Felice Lifshitz, History 

Ana Luszczynska, English 

Peggy Maisel, Law 

Kathleen Martin, Sociology/Anthropology 

Kathleen McCormack, English 

Steven Mizrach, Sociology/Anthropology 

Marilyn Montgomery, Psychology 

Aurora Morcillo, Women's Studies/History 

Aisha Musa, Religious Studies 

Bennie Osborne, Management 

Joseph Patrouch, History 

Valerie Patterson, Public Administration 

Joyce Peterson, History 

Mary Lou Pfeiffer, Religious Studies 

Elisabeth Prugl, International Relations 

Ana Roca, Modern Languages 

Meri-Jane Rochelson, English 

Rebecca Salokar, Political Science 

Regina Shearn, Criminal Justice 

Betsy Smith, Social Work 

Ellen Sprechman, English 

Dionne Stephens, Psychology 

Judith Stiehm, Political Science 

James Sutton, English 

Paige Telan, Psychology 

Nan Van Den Bergh, Social Work 

Dana Van Tilborg, Women's Studies 

Gisela Vega, Residential Life 

Ophelia Weeks, Biology 

Donna Weir-Soley, English 

Barbara Weitz, English 

Lois West, Sociology/Anthropology 

Margaret Wilson, Center for Labor Research and Studies 

Kirsten Wood, History 

Jean Zorn, Law 

The Women's Studies Graduate Certificate provides 
students the opportunity to integrate scholarship about 
gender into a coherent program of graduate study, i.e., 
Masters and Ph.D., across a variety of disciplines or as a 
free standing program of graduate study. For more 
information, go to: 
http://www.fiu.edu/~wstudies/GradCert.htm . 

Eligibility: 

1) All graduate students in an M.A. or Ph.D. program at FIU 
are eligible to apply to this program. The Women's Studies 
Center encourages graduate students from all colleges to 
participate. 2) Students with a Baccalaureate degree from 
an accredited university may be admitted to the graduate 
certificate program as a non-degree seeking student. 3) 
Undergraduate students in their senior year may take 
graduate level courses to complete their graduate 
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Admissions Requirements: 

Students applying for the Graduate Certificate in Women's 
Studies must meet the following requirements for 
admission in addition to submitting the application; 1) Have 
a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the last two 
years of upper division coursework; 2) Statement of intent; 
3) Two letters of recommendation; 4) Current resume; 5) 
Official academic transcript. 

Certificate candidates must complete a total of 15 
CREDIT HOURS at the 5000 level or higher. 6 credit 
hours from the core + 9 credit hours from the list of 
graduate level electives = 15 credit hours: 
Six (6) credits must be taken through the WSC and may be 
chosen from the following core: 
WST 5905 Independent Study 

WST 5935 Special Topics in Women's Studies 

WST 5946 Women's Studies Internship 

WST 5507 Feminist Theory 

Frequently Offered Electives in Women's Studies 

The other nine credits (9 credits) may be chosen from the 
list of outside courses that count toward Women's Studies. 
Complete listing of all courses offered can be found at 
http://www.fiu.edu/~wstudies/coursedescription.html . The 
list of current offerings can be found at 
http://www.fiu.edu/~wstudies under Course Listings. 
Some of the graduate courses in Women Studies already 
offered at FIU are listed below: 

English: 

AML 5505 



AML 5305 

AML 5305 

AML 5305 

ENL 5220 

ENL 5505 

ENL 5220 

ENL 5505 
LIT 5934 

LIT 5934 
LIT 5934 

History: 

AMH 5905 



Sp. Top. In Am. Lit: War and the 19th 

Century American Heroine 

Maj. Am. Lit. Fig.: African American 

Women Writers II 

Maj. Am. Lit. Fig.: Women Poets and the 

Problem of Biography 

Maj. Am. Lit. Fig.: Cather, Chopin, 

Wharton 

Maj. Brit. Lit. Fig.: Jane Austen on 

Screen and Page 

Per. In Eng. Lit.: Women in Medieval 

Literature 

Maj. Brit. Lit. Fig.: Sensation Writers: W. 

Collins & M. Braddon 

Per. In Eng. Lit.: Late Victorian Fiction 

Spec. Topic: Women's Narratives of War 

(20th Century) 

Spec. Topic: Women's Writing 

Spec. Topic: Women Writers of the 

African Diaspora 



Readings in Am. History: Women and 

Gender in the U.S. 
EUH 5935 Top. In Europ. Hist.: The Spanish Civil 

War 
EUH 5905 Read. In Europ. Hist.: Saints in Europe & 

the Americas 
HIS 5930 Sp. Topics: Totalitarian Regimes & 

Gender 
Labor Studies: 

LBS 5155 Workplace & Diversity 

Modern Languages: 
SPW 5781 The Representation of Women in 

Spanish Literature & Film 
SPW 5556 Spanish Realism and Naturalism 



SPW 5786 
Music: 
MUH 5075 
Psychology: 

CYP 6766 

Philosophy: 

PHI 5934 
Religion: 

REL 5502 
REL5184 



Spanish-American Women Writers 

Women in Music 

Cross-Cultural Sensitization in a 
Multicultural Context 

Special Topic: Philosophy & Feminisim 



Saints, Witches, and Cathedrals 

Sexual Ethics 
Sociology/Anthropology: 
SYD 6325 Sociology of Gender 

Social Work: 

SOW 51 09 Crises in the Lives of Women 

Public Administration 
PAD 5435 Administration & the Role of Women 

Students may take up to three hours of approved 
independent study work (WST 5905) or apply up to three 
credit hours of thesis or dissertation research to the 
certificate if the research has a prominent focus on women 
and gender. 

Note: Standard and new courses are offered each 
semester. Courses are cross-listed in the schedule. The 
approval of an advisor is required for core course 
substitution and for graduate level work. 



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Dean (Interim) 

Associate Dean, College Relations 

Associate Dean, Budget and 

Facilities 
Associate Dean, Biscayne Bay 

Campus 
Assistant Dean, Advising 
Interim Director, School of Music 



Mark D. Szuchman 
Gisela Casines 

Kenneth G. Furton 

Joyce Peterson 
Kenton Harris 
Joseph Rohm 



Chairpersons and Program 

African-New World Studies 

Art and Art History 

Biological Sciences 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Earth Sciences 

Economics 

English 

Environmental Studies 

History 

Humanities 

International Relations 

Latin American and Caribbean 

Studies 
Liberal Studies 
Mathematics 
Modern Languages 
Philosophy 
Physics 

Political Science 
Psychology 
Religious Studies 
Sociology and Anthropology 
Statistics 

Theatre and Dance 
Women's Studies 



Directors: 

Carole Boyce Davies 

Juan Martinez 

James Fourqurean 

Stanislaw Wnuk 

Bradford Clement 

John Boyd III 

Carmela Pinto-Mclntire 

Joel Heinen 

Victor Uribe 

Bruce Harvey 

John Clark 

Eduardo Gamarra 

Janat Parker 

Julian Edward 

Pascale Becel 

Kenneth Rogerson 

Walter Van Hamme 

Richard Olson 

Suzanna Rose 

Christine Gudorf 

Richard Tardanico 

Sneh Gulati 

Lesley-Ann Timlick 

Suzanna Rose 



Faculty 

Aladro, Gerardo, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Allen-Hermanson, Sean, Ph.D. (University of Toronto), 

Assistant Professor, Philosophy 
Almirall, Jose, Ph.D. (University of Strathclyde, 

Scotland), Associate Professor, Chemistry and 

Biochemistry 
Anbarci, Nejat, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), Associate 

Professor, Economics 
Anderson, William, Ph.D. (Swiss Federal Institute of 

Technology-Zurich), Assistant Professor, Earth 

Sciences and Southeast Environmental Research 

Center 
Andrade, Heather, Ph.D. (Rutgers), Assistant Professor, 

English 
Apodaca, Claire, Ph.D. (Purdue University), Assistant 

Professor, International Relations 
Arias, Javier, Artist Diploma (University of Cincinnati), 

Assistant Professor, School of Music 
Arnold, St. George Tucker, Jr., Ph.D. (Stanford 

University), Associate Professor, English 
Arpad, Tori, M.F.A. (University of Arizona), Associate 

Professor, Art and Art History 
Arraras, Astrid, Ph.D. (Princeton University), Lecturer, 

Political Science 



Augenblick, John, D.M.A. (University of Miami), 

Associate Professor, School of Music 
Aysa-Lastra, Maria, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), 

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Bahrick, Lorraine, Ph.D. (Cornell University), Professor, 

Psychology 
Baker, Joan L., Ph.D. (University of Washington), 

Associate Professor, English 
Baldor, Aurelio, M.A. (Florida International University), 

Instructor, Modern Languages 
Barbieri, Manuel, Ph.D. (Universidad Nacional de San 

Luis, Argentine), Assistant Professor, Biological 

Sciences 
Barrett, Lynne, M.F.A. (University of North Carolina- 
Greensboro), Professor, English 
Becel, Pascale, Ph.D. (University of California-Davis), 

Associate Professor and Chairperson, Modern 

Languages 
Becker, David, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of 

Technology), Associate Professor, Chemistry and 

Biochemistry 
Beer, Michelle, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), 

Associate Professor, Philosophy 
Bekker, Leonid, M.S. (Florida International University), 

Instructor, Statistics 
Bennett, Bradley C, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina- 
Chapel Hill), Associate Professor, Biological Sciences 

and Environmental Studies 
Bentley-Baker, Dan, M.F.A. (Florida International 

University), Lecturer, English 
Berk, Lynn, Ph.D. (Purdue University), Professor, English 
Bhat, Mahadev, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee- 

Knoxville), Associate Professor, Environmental Studies 

and Economics 
Bidarkota, Prasad, Ph.D. (Ohio State University), 

Assistant Professor, Economics 
Bidegain, Ana Maria, Ph.D. (Catholic University of 

Louvain, Belgium), Associate Professor, Religious 

Studies 
Bigger, Charles, Ph.D. (Florida State University), 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Boeglin, Werner, Ph.D. (University of Basle, 

Switzerland), Associate Professor, Physics 
Bone, Richard, Ph.D. (University of West Indies, 

Jamaica), Professor, Physics 
Bovard, Brian, Ph.D. (Duke University), Lecturer, 

Environmental Studies 
Boyce Davies, Carole, Ph.D. (University of Ibadan, 

Nigeria), Professor, English and Director, African-New 

World Studies Program 
Boyd III, John H., Ph.D. (Indiana University), Associate 

Professor and Chairperson, Economics 
Brant, Sharon, M.F.A. (University of Wyoming), Assistant 

Professor, Art and Art History 
Bray, David, Ph.D. (Brown University), Professor, 

Environmental Studies 
Breslin, Thomas A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia), 

Professor, International Relations 
Brown, Christopher, Ph.D. (University of Delaware), 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Brown, Jerry, Ph.D. (Cornell University), Associate 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Brown, Joann, M.A. (University of Miami), Instructor, 

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Buckley, Ralph, M.F.A. (Maryland Institute), Professor, 

Art and Art History 
Bull, Jesse, Ph.D. (University of California-San Diego), 

Assistant Professor, Economics 
Burke, William, M.F.A. (State University of New York at 

New Paltz), Professor, Art and Art History 
Burns, Kristine, Ph.D. (Ball StateUniversity), Associate 

Professor, School of Music 
Burton, Deborah, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), 

Assistant Professor, School of Music 
Cadely, Jean-Robert, Ph.D. (Universite du Quebec- 
Montreal), Associate Professor, Modern Languages 
Cai, Yong, Ph.D. (Nankai University, China), Associate 

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Camayd-Freixas, Erik, Ph.D. (Harvard University), 

Associate Professor, Modern Languages 
Campbell, Gary, M.A. (University of Miami), Assistant 

Professor, School of Music 
Cao, Chongsheng, Ph.D. (University of California-Irvine), 

Assistant Professor, Mathematics 
Carvajal, Manuel, Ph.D. (University of Florida), 

Professor, Economics 
Casines, Gisela, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate 

Professor, English and Associate Dean, College of Arts 

and Sciences 
Castells, Ricardo, Ph.D. (Duke University), Associate 

Professor, Modern Languages 
Chatfield, David, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), 

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Chen, Chun-Fan, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), 

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences 
Chen, Z. Sherman, Ph.D. (University of Texas-Dallas), 

Associate Professor, Statistics 
Chernela, Janet, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Professor 

Emeritus, Sociology/Anthropology 
Childers, Daniel, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University), 

Professor, Biological Sciences and Southeast 

Environmental Research Center 
Chinelly, Cynthia, M.F.A (University of Arkansas), 

Lecturer, English 
Chisik, Richard, Ph.D. (Northwestern University), 

Assistant Professor, Economics 
Chung, Bongkil, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), 

Professor, Philosophy 
Church, Phillip, M.F.A. (University of California-Irvine), 

Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance 
Clark, John, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), Associate 

Professor and Chairperson, International Relations 
Clem, Ralph, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Professor, 

International Relations 
Clement, Bradford, Ph.D. (Columbia University), 

Professor and Chairperson, Earth Sciences 
Collins, Laurel, Ph.D. (Yale University), Associate 

Professor, Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences 
Collins, Timothy, Ph.D. (Yale University), Associate 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Cook, N. David, Ph.D. (University of Texas-Austin), 

Professor, Hisotry 
Coombs, John, B.A. (College of William and Mary), 

Assistant Professor, History 
Couper, James, M.A. (Florida State University), 

Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History 
Cox, Ronald W., Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin), 
Associate Professor, Political Science 



Craumer, Peter, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Associate 

Professor, International Relations 
Crosby, James, Ph.D. (Yale University), Professor 

Emeritus, Modern Languages 
Dambach, Kathy, M.F.A. (Ohio State University and 

Wayne State University), Professor, Art and Art History 
Damian, Carol, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Professor, Art 

and Art History 
Darici, Yesim, Ph.D. (University of Missouri), Associate 

Professor, Physics 
Daruwala, Maneck, Ph.D. (University of Rochester), 

Associate Professor, English 
Davidovici, Robert, Postgraduate Diploma (The 

Juilliard School), Professor, School of Music 
Davies, Gwyn, Ph.D. (Univeristy College, London), 

Assistant Professor, History 
Debrix, Francois, Ph.D. (Purdue University), Associate 

Professor, International Relations 
DeCarli, Laura, Ph.D. (University of California-Los 

Angeles), Associate Professor, Mathematics 
DeChurch, Leslie, Ph.D. (Florida International 

University), Assistant Professor, Psychology 
de Alonso, Irma, Ph.D. (University of York, England), 

Professor, Economics 
del Valle, Eduardo, M.F.A. (Brooklyn College, City 

University of New York), Professor, Art and Art History 
Delgado, Milagros, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Lecturer, 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Demos, Marian, Ph.D. (Harvard University), Associate 

Professor, Humanities and Modern Languages 
Dinar, Shlomi, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins University), 

Assistant Professor, International Relations 
Dolata, David, Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve University), 

Assistant Professor, School of Music 
Donnelly, Maureen, Ph.D. (University of Miami), 

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences 
Downum, Kelsey, Ph.D. (University of British Columbia), 

Professor, Biological Sciences and Associate Vice 

President, Office of Sponsored Research and 

Administration 
Draghici, Tedi, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Draper, Grenville, Ph.D. (University of the West Indies), 

Professor, Earth Sciences 
Draper, Paul, Ph.D. (University of California-Irvine), 

Professor, Philosophy 
Dufresne, John, M.F.A. (University of Arkansas), 

Professor, English 
Duhamel, Denise, M.F.A. (Sarah Lawrence College), 

Assistant Professor, English 
Dundas, Robert, M.F.A. (University of Iowa), Associate 

Professor, School of Music 
Dunlap, R. Bruce, Ph.D. (Indiana University), Professor, 

Chemisitry and Biochemistry 
Dunn, Marvin, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), 

Associate Professor, Psychology 
Eastman-Mullin, Robert, M.F.A. (North Carolina School 

of the Arts), Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance 
Edward, Julian, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of 

Technology), Associate Professor and Chairperson, 

Mathematics 
Erber, Joan, Ph.D. (St. Louis University), Professor, 

Psychology 
Fatovic, Clement, Ph.D. (Cornell University), Assistant 

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Fernandez, Damian J., Ph.D. (University of Miami), 

Professor, International Relations, and Director of 

Cuban Research Institute 
Fiebig, Rudolf, Ph.D. (University of Munster), Professor, 

Physics 
Finley, Gordon, Ph.D. (Harvard University), Professor, 

Psychology 
Fisher, Ronald, Ph.D. (Ohio State University), Professor, 

Psychology 
Fjellman, Stephen, Ph.D. (Stanford University), 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Fourqurean, James, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), 

Associate Professor and Chairperson, Biological 

Sciences and Southeast Environmental Research 

Center 
Fox, Domitila, M.S. (University of Miami), Instructor, 

Mathematics 
Francisco-Ortega, Javier, Ph.D. (University of 

Birmingham, Great Britain), Assocaite Professor, 

Biological Sciences 
Frazier, Leslie, Ph.D. (Syracuse University), Associate 

Professor, Psychology 
Free, Mary, Ph.D. (University of Georgia), Associate 

Professor and Associate Chairperson, English 
Friedman, Rebecca, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), 

Assistant Professor, History 
Fuller, Karen, M.F.A. (Florida International University), 

Instructor and Director of Performing Arts Production, 

School of Music 
Furton, Kenneth, Ph.D. (Wayne State University), 

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry and Associate 

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
Gaiser, Evelyn, Ph.D. (University of Georgia), Assistant 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Galand, Joel, Ph.D. (Yale University), Assistant 

Professor, School of Music 
Gamarra, Eduardo, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), 

Professor, Political Science and Director, Latin 

American and Caribbean Center 
Garcia, Maria, M.A. (University of Miami), Instructor, 

Modern Languages 
Garcia, Myriam, M.A. (Florida International University), 

Instructor, Modern Languages 
Garcia, Orlando, D.M.A. (University of Miami), Professor, 

School of Music 
Gardinali, Piero, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), 

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry and 

Southeast Environmental Research Center 
Gebelein, Jennifer, Ph.D. (University of California-Santa 

Barbara), Assistant Professor, International Relations 
Gekic, Kemal, M.A. (University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia), 

Professor/Artist-in-Residence, School of Music 
George, Robert, Ph.D. (University of Washington), 

Lecturer, Biological Sciences 
George, Jr., Roby, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati), 

Associate Professor, School of Music 
Gerstman, Bernard, Ph.D. (Princeton University), 

Professor, Physics 
Gewirtz, Jacob, Ph.D. (Iowa State University), Professor, 

Psychology 
Ghai, Gauri, Ph.D. (Iowa State University), Associate 

Professor, Statistics 
Ghezzi, Laura, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), 

Assistant Professor, Mathematics 



Girard, Chris, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin), Associate 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Gladwin, Hugh, Ph.D. (Stanford University), Associate 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Goldberg, Walter, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Professor, 

Biological Sciences 
Goldin, Liliana, Ph.D. (State University of New York at 

Albany), Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Gomez, Maria Asuncion, Ph.D. (Rutgers), Associate 

Professor, Modern Languages 
Gomez, Mirta, M.F.A. (Brooklyn College, City University 

of New York), Professor, Art and Art History 
Gomez, Ramon, M.S. (University of Miami), Instructor, 

Statistics 
Gonzalez-Reigosa, Fernando, Ph.D. (Florida State 

University), Associate Professor, Psychology 
Gorman, Susan, Ph.D. (University of Maryland), 

Instructor, Mathematics 
Gould, Harry, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins University), 

Assistant Professor, International Relations 
Grantcharov, Gueo, Ph.D. (Sofia University, Bulgaria), 

Assistant Professor, Mathematics 
Grau, Christopher, Ph.D. (The John Hopkins University), 

Assistant Professor, Philosophy 
Graves, A. Palmer, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), 

Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Grenier, Guillermo, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico), 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Griffith, Ivelaw L., Ph.D. (City University of New York), 

Professor, Political Science and Dean, Honors College 
Gross, Michael, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), 

Associate Professor, Earth Sciences 
Gudorf, Christine, Ph.D. (Columbia University), 

Professor and Chairperson, Religious Studies 
Guernsey, Daniel, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin- 
Madison), Assistant Professor, Art and Art History and 

Humanities 
Gulati, Sneh, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina), 

Professor and Chairperson, Statistics 
Gummerson, Alan, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin), 

Instructor, Economics 
Hagood, Thomas, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin- 
Madison), Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance and 

Director, Dance Program 
Hall, James, Ph.D. (University of Utah), Professor, 

English 
Ham, Lindsay, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska), Assistant 

Professor, Psychology 
Haraguchi, Asuka, M.A. (Florida State University), 

Instructor, Modern Languages 
Hardy, Kenneth, Ph.D. (Tulane University), Professor 

Emeritus, Physics 
Hargitai, Peter, M.F.A. (University of Massachusetts), 

Lecturer, English 
Harris, Kenton, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Lecturer, 

Philosophy and Assistant Dean, College of Arts and 

Sciences 
Harrison, Kimberly, Ph.D. (Louisanna State University), 

Assistant Professor, English 
Hartley, Anne, Ph.D. (Duke University), Assistant 

Professor, Environmental Studies 
Harvey, Bruce, Ph.D. (Stanford University), Associate 

Professor, English and Director, Humanities Program 
Hauptli, Bruce, Ph.D. (Washington University), 

Professor, Philosophy 



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Heine, Steven, Ph.D. (Temple University), Professor, 

Religious Studies and Director, Asian Studies Program 
Heinen, Joel, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), Associate 

Professor and Chairperson, Environmental Studies 
Heithaus, Michael, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University, 

Canada), Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences 
Helenon, Veronique, Ph.D. (Centre d'Etudes Africaines, 

France), Assistant Professor, History 
Henley, Kenneth, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), 

Professor, Philosophy 
Herrera, Rene, Ph.D. (Fordham University), Associate 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Herriott, Arthur, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Professor, 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Hickey-Vargas, Rosemary, Ph.D. (Massachusetts 

Institute of Technology), Professor, Earth Sciences 
Hill, Jonathan, Ph.D. (University of Colorado), 

Assistant Professor, Economics 
Hill, Kevin, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate 

Professor, Political Science 
Hiller, Nathan, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), 

Assistant Professor, Psychology 
Hoder-Salmon, Marilyn, Ph.D. (University of New 

Mexico), Associate Professor, English 
Hollander, Gail, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), Assistant 

Professor, International Relations 
Hopkins, Tometro, Ph.D. (Indiana University), Associate 

Professor, English 
Huchingson, James, Ph.D. (Emory University), 

Professor, Religious Studies 
Hudson, Steven, Ph.D. (University of Chicago), 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 
lotov, Mirroslav, Ph.D. (Sofia Univeristy, Bulgaria), 

Assistant Professor, Mathematics 
Jaccard, James, Ph.D. (University of Illinois), Professor, 

Psychology 
Jaffe, Rudolf, Ph.D. (Indiana University), Professor, 

Chemistry and Biochemistry and Acting Director, 

Southeast Environmental Research Center 
Jayachandran, Krishnaswamy, Ph.D. (Kansas State 

University), Associate Professor, Environmental Studies 

and Southeast Environmental Research Program 
Jensen, John, Ph.D. (Harvard University), Professor, 

Modern Languages 
Jochem, Frank, Ph.D. (University of Kiel, Germany), 

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences 
Joens, Jeffrey, Ph.D. (Indiana University), Professor, 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Johnson, Kenneth, Ph.D. (Brown University), Associate 

Professor, English and Vice Provost, Academic Affairs 
Johnson, Paulette, Ph.D. (Kansas State University), 

Lecturer, Statistics and Director of Statistical Consulting 
Johnson, Sherry, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate 

Professor, History 
Jorge, Antonio, Ph.D. (Universidad de Villanueva, 

Cuba), Professor, Economics, International Relations, 

Political Science and Sociology/Anthropology 
Juan-Navarro, Santiago, Ph.D. (Columbia University), 

Associate Professor, Modern Languages 
Kafkoulis, George, Ph.D. (California Institute of 

Technology), Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Kahan, Alan, Ph.D. (University of Chicago), Professor, 

History 
Kaminsky, Howard, Ph.D. (University of Chicago), 
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Karayalcin, AM Cem, Ph.D. (Columbia University), 

Professor, Economics 
Karsh, Ellen, M.A. (Florida International University), 

Instructor, Theatre and Dance-Speech Communication 

Program 
Katz, Nathan, Ph.D. (Temple University), Professor, 

Religious Studies 
Kaufman, Fredrick, M.M. (Manhattan School of Music), 

Professor, School of Music 
Kavallieratos, Konstantinos, Ph.D. (Yale University), 

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Keller, Leonard, Ph.D. (Yale University), Professor, 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Kibria, Golam, Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario), 

Assistant Professor, Statistics 
Kilburn, H. Whitt, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina- 
Chapel Hill), Assistant Professor, Political Science 
Kim, Leong, Ph.D. (Rutgers), Assistant Professor, 

Biological Sciences 
Kincaid, A. Douglas, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins 

University), Associate Professor, 

Sociology/Anthropology and Vice Provost, International 

Studies 
King, Clive, A.T.C., Ph.D. (University of London), 

Professor, Art and Art History 
Klotz, Michael, M.M. (The Julliard School), Assistant 

Professor, School of Music 
Knapp, Jeffrey, M.A. (University of Miami), Instructor, 

English and Director, Freshman Interest Groups 
Koptur, Suzanne, Ph.D. (University of California- 
Berkeley), Professor, Biological Sciences 
Kos, Lidia, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley), 

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences 
Kostadinova, Tatiana, Ph.D. (Florida State Univeristy), 

Assistant Professor, Political Science 
Kovacs, George, Ph.D. (University of Louvain), 

Professor, Philosophy 
Kowert, Paul, Ph.D. (Cornell University), Associate 

Professor, International Relations 
Kramer, Laird, Ph.D. (Duke University), Associate 

Professor, Physics 
Kretz, Kathleen, M.F.A. (University of Georgia), 

Associate Professor, Art and Art History 
Kriegel, Lara, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins University), 

Assistant Professor, History 
Kuhn, David N., Ph.D. (University of California-Davis), 

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences 
Kurtines, William, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins University), 

Professor, Psychology 
Lajeunesse, Todd, Ph.D. (University of California-Santa 

Barbara), Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences 
Landrum, John, Ph.D. (University of Southern 

California), Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Larson, Erik, Ph.D. (New York University), Associate 

Professor, Religious Studies 
Lavender, Abraham, Ph.D. (University of Maryland), 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Leatherman, Stephen P., Ph.D. (University of Virginia), 

Professor, Environmental Studies and Director, 

International Hurricane Center 
Leckband, Mark, Ph.D. (Purdue University) Associate 

Professor, Mathematics 
Lee, David, Ph.D. (Rutgers), Professor, Biological 

Sciences 



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Lees, Watson, Ph.D. (Harvard University), Associate 

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Leness, Thomas, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Associate 

Professor, Mathematics 
Leng, Fenfei, Ph.D. (University of Mississippi), Assistant 

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Levine, Barry, Ph.D. (New School for Social Research), 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Levitt, Mary, Ph.D. (Syracuse University), Professor, 

Psychology 
Li, Bao Qin, Ph.D. (University of Maryland), Professor, 

Mathematics 
Li, Wenzhi, Ph.D. (Chinese Academy of Sciences), 

Assistant Professor, Physics 
Liang, Wei, Ph.D. (University of Southern California), 

Assistant Professor, International Relations 
Lickliter, Robert, Ph.D. (University of California-Davis), 

Professor, Psychology 
Lifshitz, Felice, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Associate 

Professor, History 
Liossatos, Panagis, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), 

Professor, Economics 
Lipartito, Kenneth, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins 

University), Professor, History 
Littley De Arias, Marcia, Artist Diploma (University of 

Cincinnati), Assistant Professor, School of Music 
Longoria, Jose, Ph.D. (University of Texas-Dallas), 

Professor, Earth Sciences 
Lopez de la Vega, Ramon, Ph.D. (University of Miami), 

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Lowery, Shearon, Ph.D. (Washington State University), 

Associate Professor, Sociology/ Anthropology 
Lund, Gary, B.F.A. (Florida International University), 

Instructor, Theatre and Dance 
Lussier, Sam, M.M. (Florida International University), 

Assistant Professor, School of Music 
Luszczynska, Ana, Ph.D. (State University of New York 

at Buffalo), Assistant Professor, English 
MacDonald, Charles, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), 

Professor, International Relations 
MacFarlane, Andrew W., Ph.D. (Harvard University), 

Associate Professor, Earth Sciences 
Machonis, Peter A., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State 

University), Associate Professor, Modern Languages 
Maguire, William, M.S. (Illinois Institute of Technology), 

Professor, Art and Art History 
Mahler, Sarah, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Associate 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology, and Director, 

Center for Transnational and Comparative Studies 
Maingot, Anthony, Ph.D. (University of Florida), 

Professor Emeritus, Sociology/Anthropology 
Makemson, John, Ph.D. (Washington State University), 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Mantell-Seidel, Andrea (New York University), Associate 

Professor, Theatre and Dance 
Marcus, Phillip, Ph.D. (Harvard Unversity), Professor, 

English 
Markowitz, Peter, Ph.D. (College of William and Mary), 

Associate Professor, Physics 
Martin, Felix, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Assistant 

Professor, International Relations 
Martin, Kathleen, Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr College), Associate 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Martin, M. Gregory, M.M. (James Madison University), 

Instructor, School of Music 



Martinez, Juan A., Ph.D. (Florida State University), 

Professor and Chairperson, Art and Art History 
Mathee, Kalai, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee-Memphis), 

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences 
Matthews, Andrew, Ph.D. (Yale University), Assistant 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Maurrasse, Florentin, Ph.D. (Columbia University), 

Professor, Earth Sciences 
Maxwell, Oren, Ph.D. (State University of New York at 

Stony Brook), Professor, Physics 
McClain, Michael, Ph.D. (University of Washington), 

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies 
McCord, Bruce, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin), 

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
McCormack, Kathleen, Ph.D. (University of Miami), 

Professor, English 
McCoy, Diana, M.A. (Case Western Reserve University), 

Instructor, Mathematics 
McElfresh, Clair, D.M.A. (Case Western Reserve 

University), Professor Emeritus, School of Music 
McGrath, Campbell, M.F.A. (Columbia University), 

Patricia and Phillip Frost Professor in English 
Mclntire, Carmela Pinto, Ph.D. (Michigan State 

University), Associate Professor and Chairperson, 

English 
McKinley, Kathryn, Ph.D. (University of Delaware), 

Associate Professor, English 
Mebel, Alexander, Ph.D. (Kurnakov's Institute of General 

and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of 

Science), Assistant Professor, Chemistry and 

Biochemistry 
Melesse, Assefa, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Assistant 

Professor, Environmental Studies 
Mesbahi, Mohiaddin, Ph.D. (University of Miami), 

Associate Professor, International Relations 
Messersmith, Eric, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Lecturer, 

Asian Studies 
Meziani, Abdelhamid, Ph.D. (Rutgers), Professor, 

Mathematics 
Mi, Jie, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), Professor, 

Statistics 
Milbauer, Asher, Ph.D. (University of Washington- 
Seattle), Professor, English 
Mintz, Stephan L., Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins University), 

Professor, Physics and Interim Dean, Graduate 

School 
Montgomery, Marilyn, Ph.D. (Texas Tech University), 

Associate Professor, Psychology 
Moore, Tracey, M.F.A. (Brooklyn College), Assistant 

Professor, Theatre and Dance 
Morcillo, Aurora, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico), 

Associate Professor, History and Women's Studies 
Moran, Gary, Ph.D. (Katholieke University, Nijmegan, 

Netherlands), Professor Emeritus, Psychology 
Moreno, Dario, Ph.D. (University of Southern California), 

Associate Professor, Political Science 
Morrow, Betty, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Professor 

Emeritus, Sociology/Anthropology 
Mullen, Paul, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), Assistant 

Professor, Political Science 
Musa, Aisha, Ph.D. (Harvard University), Assistant 

Professor, Religious Studies 
Nadel, Richard, M.S. (Northwestern University), 

Instructor, Mathematics 



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Narayanan, Rajamani, Ph.D. (University of California- 
Davis), Assistant Professor, Physics 
Neal, Leslie, M.A. (Florida State University), Associate 

Professor, Theatre and Dance 
Nelson, Brian, Ph.D. (University of California-Riverside), 

Associate Professor, Political Science 
Nenzi, Laura, Ph.D. (University of California-Santa 

Barbara), Assistant Professor, History 
Neumann, Roderick P., Ph.D. (University of California- 
Berkeley), Associate Professor, International Relations 
Noriega, Fernando G., Ph.D. (Universidad Nacional La 

Plata, Argentine), Assistant Professor, Biological 

Sciences 
Northup, Lesley, Ph.D. (Catholic University), Associate 

Professor, Religious Studies and Associate Dean, 

Honors College 
Oberbauer, Steven, Ph.D. (Duke University), Professor, 

Biological Sciences 
Ogden, Laura, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Assistant 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Ogundiran, Akin, Ph.D. (Boston University), Assistant 

Professor, History 
Okubo, Case, Ph.D. (University of Guelph), Associate 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Olsen, Geoffrey, Art Teacher's Diploma (University of 

Wales, U.K.), Associate Professor, Art and Art History 
Olson, Richard, Ph.D. (University of Oregon), Professor 

and Chairperson, Political Science 
O'Neil, Kevin, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska), Assistant 

Professor, Psychology 
Onuf, Nicholas, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins University), 

Professor Emeritus, International Relations 
Orta, Michael, M.A. (University of Miami), Associate 

Professor, School of Music 
O'Shea, Kevin E., Ph.D. (University of California-Los 

Angeles), Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Parker, Janat, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley), 

Professor, Psychology and Director, Liberal Studies 

Program 
Parker, John, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley), 

Professor, Environmental Studies and Chemistry and 

Biochemistry 
Patrouch, Joseph F., Ph.D. (University of California- 
Berkeley), Associate Professor, History 
Perez, Lisandro, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Professor, 

Sociology/Anthropology 
Perez-Stable, Marifeli, Ph.D. (State University of New 

York-Stony Brook), Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Peterson, Brian, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin- 
Madison), Associate Professor, History 
Peterson, Joyce, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin- 
Madison), Associate Professor, History and Associate 

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
Phillipi, Thomas, Ph.D. (University of Utah), Assistant 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Phillips, Polly, Ph.D. (University of Illinois), Lecturer, 

Biological Sciences 
Pintea, Mihaela, Ph.D. (University of Washington), 

Assistant Professor, Economics 
Pitzer, Thomas, M.S. (Auburn University), Instructor, 

Biological Sciences 
Pliske, Thomas, Ph.D. (Cornell University), Lecturer, 

Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies 
Poggione, Sarah, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), 

Assistant Professor, Political Science 



Price, Patricia, Ph.D. (University of Washington), 

Associate Professor, International Relations 
Price, Rene Mari, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Assistant 

Professor, Earth Sciences and Southeast 

Environmental Research Center 
Prieto, Monica, Ph.D. (University of lllinios), Assistant 

Professor, Modern Languages 
Prugl, Elizabeth, Ph.D. (The American University), 

Associate Professor, International Relations 
Pyron, Darden, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), Professor, 

History 
Quirke, Martin, Ph.D. (University of Liverpool), Professor, 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Rae, Nicol, D.Phil. (Oxford University), Professor, 

Political Science 
Rahier, Jean, Ph.D. (University of Paris X-Nanterre), 

Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Ramsamujh, Taje, Ph.D. (California Institute of 

Technology), Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Rand, Gary, Ph.D. (Texas A & M University), Professor, 

Environmental Studies and Southeast Environmental 

Research Center 
Ratner, Robert, M.A. (University of Miami), Instructor, 

English 
Raue, Brian, Ph.D. (Indiana University), Associate 

Professor, Physics 
Rein, Kathleen, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Associate 

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Reinhold, Jorg, Ph.D. (Technische Universitaet 

Munchen), Associate Professor, Physics 
Reisert, Laura, M.S. (University of Florida), Instructor, 

Statistics 
Resick, Christian, Ph.D. (Wayne State University), 

Assistant Professor, Psychology 
Riazuelo, Carlos (Juan Manuel Olivares School, 

Venezuela), Associate Professor, School of Music 
Richards, Jennifer, Ph.D. (University of California- 
Berkeley), Professor, Biological Sciences 
Richardson, Laurie, Ph.D. (University of Oregon), 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Ritter, David, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University), 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Robinson, Wayne, M.F.A. (National Theatre 

Conservatory), Associate Professor, Theatre and 

Dance 
Roca, Ana, D.A. (University of Miami), Professor, Modern 

Languages 
Rochelson, Meri-Jane, Ph.D. (University of Chicago), 

Associate Professor, English 
Rock, Howard, Ph.D. (New York University), Professor, 

History 
Rogerson, Kenneth, Ph.D. (University of California-San 

Diego), Professor and Chairperson, Philosophy 
Rohm, Joseph, Ph.D. (Florida State University), 

Associate Professor and Interim Director, School of 

Music 
Roller, Barbra, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), 

Lecturer, Biological Sciences 
Rose, Suzanna, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), 

Professor and Chairperson, Psychology and Director, 

Women's Studies 
Rosenberg, Gene, Ph.D. (Yale University), Associate 

Chairperson, Biological Sciences 
Rosenberg, Mark, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), 

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Governors 
Rosenthal, Michael, M.S. (University of Miami), 

Instructor, Mathematics 
Roy, Dev, Ph.D. (University of Rochester), Associate 

Professor, Mathematics 
Rubin, Richard, Ph.D. (Washington University), 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Rukimbira, Philippe, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State 

University), Professor, Mathematics 
Saba, Robert G., M.A. (University of Southern California), 

Instructor, English 
Sabucedo, Alberto, Ph.D. (Florida International 

University), Lecturer, Forensic Science, Chemistry and 

Biochemistry 
Salazar-Carrillo, Jorge, Ph.D. (University of California- 
Berkeley), Professor, Economics and Director, Center 

of Economic Research 
Salokar, Rebecca, Ph.D. (Syracuse University), 

Associate Professor, Political Science 
Sandoval, Arturo, Superior Level (National School of 

Art, Havana, Cuba), Professor, School of Music 
Sargsian, Misak, Ph.D. (Yerevan Physics Institute), 

Associate Professor, Physics 
Saul, Jeffrey, Ph.D. (University of Maryland-College 

Park), Associate Professor, Physics 
Scattone, Raymond, Ph.D. (University of Delaware), 

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies 
Schreiber, Nadja, Ph.D. (Westfaellsche Wilhelms- 

Universitact, Germany), Assistant Professor, 

Psychology 
Schriner, Brian, M.A. (University of Miami), Instructor, 

Theatre and Dance and Director, Speech 

Communcation Program 
Schwartz, Bennett, Ph.D. (Dartmouth College), 

Associate Professor, Psychology 
Schwartz, Richard, Ph.D. (University of Chicago), 

Professor, English 
Sen, Gautam, Ph.D. (University of Texas-Dallas), 

Professor, Earth Sciences and Director, Florida Center 

for Analitical Electron Microscopy 
Shapiro, Samuel S., Ph.D. (Rutgers), Professor, 

Statistics 
Sheldon, John, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), 

Professor Emeritus, Physics 
Shershin, Anthony, Ph.D. (University of Florida), 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Shershin, Carmen Baytan, D.A. (University of Miami), 

Instructor, Mathematics 
Silverman, Wendy, Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve 

University), Professor, Psychology and Director, Child 

and Family Psychosocial Research Center 
Silverstein, Ronn, M.A. (Sir George Williams University, 

Canada), Instructor, English 
Simpson, Caroline, Ph.D. (University of Florida), 

Associate Professor, Physics 
Skow, Marilyn, M.Ph. (Columbia University), Associate 

Professor, Theatre and Dance 
Smith, Sylvia, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Professor, 

Biological Sciences 
Soledade, Augusto, M.F.A. (SUNY-Brockport), Assistant 

Professor, Theatre and Dance 
Srimal, Neptune, Ph.D. (University of Rochester), 

Instructor, Earth Sciences 
Stack, John, Jr., Ph.D. (University of Denver), Professor, 

Political Science and Director, Institute for Public Policy 



and Citizenship Studies 
Standiford, Lester, Ph.D. (University of Utah), Professor, 

English and Director, Creative Writing Program 
Stepick, Alex, Ph.D. (University of California-Irvine), 

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology and Director, 

Ethnicity and Immigration Institute 
Stiehm, Judith, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Professor, 

Political Science 
Stier, Oren, Ph.D. (University of California-Santa 

Barbara), Associate Professor, Religious Studies 
Stoddard, Philip D., Ph.D. (University of Washington), 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Sugg, Richard, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Professor, 

English 
Sukop, Michael, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky), 

Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences 
Sutton, James M., Ph.D. (Yale University), Associate 

Professor, English 
Szuchman, Mark, Ph.D. (University of Texas), Professor, 

History and Interim Dean, College of Arts and 

Sciences 
Tachim Medjo, Theordore, Ph.D. (University of Paris), 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Tangeman, Jeffrey, M.F.A. (Illinois State University), 

Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance 
Tardanico, Richard, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins 

University), Associate Professor and Chariperson, 

Sociology/Anthropology 
Tcheugoue Tebou, Louis, Ph.D. (University of Metz, 

France), Assistant Professor, Mathematics 
Thompson, Ellen, Ph.D. (University of Maryland), 

Assistant Professor, English 
Thompson, Peter, Ph.D. (University of Florida), 

Associate Professor, Economics 
Timlick, Lesley-Ann, M.F.A. (University of California- 
Davis), Associate Professor and Chairperson, Theatre 

and Dance 
Torres, Manuel, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico), 

Professor, Art and Art History 
Torres-Pou, Juan, Ph.D. (Rutgers), Associate Professor, 

Modern Languages 
Tracey, Martin, Ph.D. (Brown University), Professor, 

Biological Sciences 
Trexler, Joel C, Ph.D. (Florida State University), 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Tubman, Jonathan, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State 

University), Professor, Psychology 
Uribe, Victor, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), Associate 

Professor and Chairperson, History 
Van Hamme, Walter, Ph.D. (University of Ghent, 

Belgium), Professor and Chairperson, Physics 
Verna, Chantelle, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), 

Assistant Professor, History 
Vickers, William, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Professor 

Emeritus, Sociology/Anthropology 
Villamor, Enrique, Ph.D. (Washington University), 

Professor, Mathematics 
Viswesvaran, Chockalingam, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), 

Professor, Psychology 
Vitenson, Michael, M.M. (The Julliard School), Assistant 

Professor, School of Music 
Vono, Augusta, M.A. (Universidade Catolica de Minas 

Gerais, Brazil), Instructor, Modern Languages 
Wakefield, Daniel, B.A. (Columbia College), Lecturer and 

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Walker, Charlyne, Ph.D. (Barry University), Lecturer, and 

Director, Educational Research and Evaluation 
Walter, Maureen, M.S. (Florida International University), 

Instructor, Biological Sciences 
Wang, Xiaotang, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), Associate 

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Wang, Xuewen, Ph.D. (Iowa State University), Associate 

Professor, Physics 
Warren, Christopher, D.A. (Lehigh University), Associate 

Professor, Political Science 
Warren, Paul, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 

Associate Professor, Philosophy 
Wartzok, Douglas, Ph.D. Professor, Biological Sciences 

and Executive Vice Provost, Academic Affairs 
Watson, Donald, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), Professor, 

English 
Watson-Espener, Maida, Ph.D. (University of Florida), 

Professor, Modern Languages 
Watts, Barbara, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), Associate 

Professor, Art and Art History 
Webb, James, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Professor, 

Physics 
Weeks, Ophelia, Ph.D. (Howard University), Associate 

Professor, Biological Sciences 
Weir-Soley, Donna, Ph.D. (University of California- 
Berkeley), Assistant Professor, English 
Weitz, Barbara, M.S. (Florida International University), 

Instructor, English 
Welch, Marcelle, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), 

Professor, Modern Languages and Associate Director, 

Liberal Studies Program 
West, Lois, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley), 

Associate Professor, Sociology/ Anthropology 
Whitman, Dean, Ph.D. (Cornell University), Associate 

Professor, Earth Sciences 
Wiedman, Dennis, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), 

Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology 
Wilkins, Mira, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge), 

Professor, Economics 
Willumsen, Maria, Ph.D. (Cornell University), Associate 

Professor, Economics 
Winkle, Stephen, Ph.D. (University of California- 
Berkeley), Associate Professor, Chemistry and 

Biochemistry 
Wlodarczyk, Anna, M.S. (Rutgers), Instructor, 

Mathematics 
Wnuk, Stanislaw, Ph.D. (Adam Michiewicz University, 

Poland), Associate Professor and Chairperson, 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Wolfe, Gregory Baker, Ph.D. (The Fletcher School of 

Law and Diplomacy), Professor Emeritus, International 

Relations 
Wood, Kirsten, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), 

Associate Professor, History 
Xerohemona, Kiriake, Ph.D. (University of Miami), 

Lecturer, Philosophy 
Yavas, Feryal, Ph.D. (University of Kansas), Lecturer, 

English and Director, Linguistics Program 
Yavas, Mehmet, Ph.D. (University of Kansas), Professor, 

English 
Young, Craig, M.F.A. (Virginia Technological University), 

Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance 
Yudin, Florence, Ph.D. (University of Illinois), Professor, 

Modern Languages 



Zahedi-Jasbi, Hassan, Ph.D. (University of California- 
Riverside), Associate Professor, Statistics 
Zarger, Rebecca, Ph.D. (University of Georgia), Assistant 

Professor, Environmental Studies 
Zhang, Jiandi, Ph.D. (Syracuse University), Associate 

Professor, Physics 
Zhang, Keqi, Ph.D. (Univeristy of Maryland), Assistant 

Professor, Environmental Studies and International 

Hurricane Center 
Zhou, Yan Yan, Ph.D. (University of Maryland), Assistant 

Professor, Statistics 
Zhu, Ping, Ph.D. (University of Miami), Assistant 

Professor, Earth Sciences and International Hurricane 

Center 
Zhu, Yifu, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), Associate 

Professor, Physics 
Zohar, Zion, D.hl. (The Hebrew Union College), Assistant 

Professor, Religious Studies 
Zweibel, John, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Associate 

Professor, Mathematics 



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College of Business Administration 
Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Graduate School of Business 



Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam 

Dean, Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Graduate 

School of Business Jose de la Torre 

Associate Dean, Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., 

Graduate School of Business Tomislav Mandakovic 
Assistant Dean, Marketing, 

Communication and Publications Sally M. Gallion 

Associate Dean, Finance and 

Administration Donald W. Fair 

Director, Ph.D. Program Ronald Lee 

Director, Admissions and Students 

Services Ellie Browner 

Director, Marketing and Corporate 

Relations Luis Casas 

Director, Accounting and Program 

Support Claudio Pico 

Director, Career Management Services Barry Shiflett 
Director, Alumni and Partner 

Relations Monique Catoggio 

Director, External Relations and 

Resource Development Annabelle Rojas 

Mission Statement 

The Chapman School in the College of Business 
Administration exists to create enduring educational value 
for our students, for our alumni, and for the business, 
professional, and academic communities we serve. 
For our students — whom we prepare to succeed in a 
rapidly changing, technology-driven global business 
environment; 

For our alumni — to whom we provide opportunities for 
continuing professional development and a legacy that 
appreciates as our excellence grows; 
For the business and professional communities — to 
whom we offer knowledgeable graduates, educational 
programs, research, and collaborative projects; 
For the academic community — to whom we bring new 
knowledge through high-quality research and the 
development of future scholars. 

The Alvah H. Chapman Jr., Graduate Business School 
is a school distinguished among urban public business 
schools as a center for global business education, 
technology, and research. Our most noteworthy teaching 
and research expertise lies in the business arenas linking 
South Florida, Latin America, and the world economy. 

The College itself offers undergraduate, graduate, 
professional education, customized training, and executive 
education programs to enterprises around the world. While 
continuing to meet the needs of students in the South 
Florida community, we are intensifying our educational 
service delivery to international students and enterprises, 
especially those in Latin America. 

In all of our programs, we strive to instill in students a 
profound understanding of the changing nature of 
international business in an integrated and digital global 
economy. We ensure they are well versed in the impact 
information technology is having on how enterprises are 
organized and managed and on how products and 
services are created and marketed. We provide them with 
a solid grasp of business processes, the ability to think 



critically and to solve problems ethically, and the sense to 
conduct themselves with integrity and within the context of 
social and environmental responsibility. We foster their 
commitment to life-long learning in a dynamic, complex, 
and competitive world. 

Our faculty engage in basic and applied research and in 
instructional development to contribute not only to the 
general knowledge base in the field of business but also to 
the ways in which this knowledge is created and shared. 
The College boasts a state-of-the-art information 
technology infrastructure that enables us to provide 
leading edge instruction and research, including online 
course delivery. At the same time, our IT investment 
supports our ongoing curricular innovation in related fields 
like enterprise-wide computing and logistics. 

We are currently building an 80,000 sq.ft. facility that will 
incorporate the latest educational technology with state-of- 
the-art classrooms and ample meeting and social spaces 
for our graduate students. 

Organization 

The College is organized into the Alvah H. Chapman, 
Jr., Graduate School of Business, the School of 
Accounting and the Departments of Decision Sciences 
and Information Systems, Finance, Management and 
International Business, and Marketing. 

The College also houses several centers of excellence 
dedicated to teaching, research, and service. These 
include the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, the Ryder 
Center for Supply Chain Systems, the Knight Ridder 
Center for Excellence in Management, the Office of 
Professional Education, the Office of Executive Education, 
the Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 
and the Center for International Business Education and 
Research. 

Degree Programs 

Through its R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School, the 
College of Business Administration (CBA) offers academic 
programs leading to the undergraduate degrees of 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor 
of Accounting (BAcc). The Chapman Graduate School 
offers academic programs leading to the degrees of 
Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of International 
Business (MIB), Master of Business Administration (MBA), 
Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Science in 
Management Information Systems (MSMIS), Master of 
Science in Taxation (MST), Executive Master of Science in 
Taxation (EMST), Master of Science in Human Resource 
Management (MSHRM), Master of Science in International 
Real Estate (MSIRE), and Doctor of Philosophy in 
Business Administration (Ph.D.). 

Master's Degree Programs 

The Chapman Graduate School of Business aims to 
provide a high quality graduate educational experience 
rooted in our Miami location and focused on the unique 
requirements fo doing business in a global and 
interconnected market. 



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Admission Requirements 

To be eligible for admission to a Master's degree 
program in the Chapman School, students must: 

1. Meet the general University requirements for 
admission to a graduate degree program; 

2. Hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college 
or university; 

3. Show high promise of success in graduate studies as 
determined by the faculty based upon a combination of the 
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score or 
the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score and the upper- 
division grade point average (GPA); 

4. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. [Students should 
study the "General Admission" requirements for foreign 
students in the "Admissions" section of this catalog]; 

5. Be in good standing with all previously-attended 
colleges and universities. 

Additional requirements vary by the degree program. 

Application Procedures 

To apply for admission to graduate study in the 
Chapman School, prospective students must: 

1. Submit a Graduate Application for Admission to the 
Graduate Admissions Office. The application form can be 
accessed online at ( http://gradschool.fiu.edu ). The 
admission process may take as long as two months after 
the University receives a student's application, depending 
upon the time involved in obtaining transcripts and test 
scores. Students are encouraged to apply early. 

2. Have a copy of the official transcripts of all previously- 
earned college or university credits sent from the formerly- 
attended institution(s) to the Chapman's Graduate 
Admissions Office. Copies submitted directly by student 
applicants will not be accepted. 

3. Submit scores, if applicable, on the Graduate 
Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate 
Record Examination (GRE), administered by the 
Educational Testing Service (ETS), Box 966, Princeton, 
New Jersey 08540. Scores must be submitted by the ETS. 
Registration forms will be mailed upon request. Have the 
ETS submit TOEFL scores as well, if applicable. 

For additional requirements, consult individual program 
offices listed below. 

Readmission 

Students who are pursuing a graduate degree in the 
Chapman School but who have not completed any course 
at the University for three consecutive semesters 
(including summer) must apply for readmission. If 
readmitted, such students must comply with the 
University's and Chapman School's degree program 
requirements in effect at the time of readmission. 

Transfer Credit 

A student may receive permission to transfer up to a 
maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit towards 
his/her degree program, if: 

1) The courses were taken at the graduate level at an 
accredited college or university; 

2) The courses were not introductory or survey in nature; 



3) The student earned grades of "B" or higher in the 
courses; 

4) The courses are judged by the Department Chair, 
College Dean, Graduate School Dean, and program 
manager to be relevant to the student's graduate 
program; 

5) The credits were not used toward another degree; and 

6) The credits were completed within six years 
immediately preceding the College's awarding of the 
degree. 

Credits are not transferable until the student has earned 
15 semester hours in a Chapman School graduate degree 
program. 

Degree Requirements 

To be eligible for a Master's degree, a student must: 

1. Satisfy all University requirements for a Master's 
degree; 

2. Satisfy required prerequisites; 

3. Meet the requirements of his or her graduate "Course 
of Study." This "Course of Study" is developed by the 
student and his or her graduate advisor or degree program 
director following his or her admission to a program and is 
approved by the appropriate Department Chair, Academic 
Advisor, or Program Director. 

4. Complete the required courses in the specific 
graduate program in which he/she is enrolled. 

5. Earn a minimum average of "B" (3.0) in all approved 
courses in the student's approved course of graduate 
study. 

No courses in which a graduate student earns a grade 
below "C" may be counted towards any Master's degree 
program in the Chapman School. However, all approved 
undergraduate and graduate course work a graduate 
student takes will be counted in computing his or her grade 
point average, including courses in which he or she has 
earned a "D" or "F" grade. To improve a grade, please 
refer to the University Forgiveness Policy under General 
Information. 

Faculty have the discretion to administratively drop 
students who do not attend the first class of a course. 

Time Limit 

All work applicable to a Master's degree, including 
transfer credit, must be completed within six years 
immediately preceding the awarding of the degree. 

Study Abroad Programs 

Graduate students in the College may earn a maximum 
of three (3) credit-hours for study abroad programs unless 
otherwise prescribed by their degree program. 

Dual Degree Programs 

The Chapman School is developing a series of dual 
degree programs with universities in Europe and Latin 
America whereby partial credit will be given by both 
insitutions for academic work carried out in each 
respective program. This would lead to the possibility of 
obtaining two Masters degrees, one from each partner 
institution, in less time and with fewer credits than if the 
two degree programs were taken sequentially. At the 
present time, dual degree programs are offered through 
the MIB program. See below for more information. 



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Joint Degree Programs 

Approval has been obtained for students in one of the 
Chapman School's Masters programs to qualify for a joint 
degree program with other Chapman School programs 
(e.g., MBA and MS in Finance) as well as with other 
university graduate programs (e.g., Joint MBA-JD 
program). See below for more information. 

Scholarships 

The Chapman Graduate School of Business has set 
aside funds from operations and donations to the School 
to support a limited program of partial scholarships 
destined to cover tuition and fees for our International 
MBA, Master of International Business, and other value- 
added Master's degree programs. These scholarships are 
highly selective and intended to further academic 
achievements. Interested students and candidates should 
address a letter indicating their circumstances to Ellie 
Browner, Director of Admissions and Student Services, 
Chapman Graduate School of Business, University Park, 
Miami, FL 33199. Priority will be given to students who 
are admitted to one of our programs and who exhibited 
extraordinary academic merit in addition to financial 
hardship. 

Master of Business Administration 
(MBA) 

The College offers five programs leading to the MBA 
degree. Each program is designed to meet different 
student needs. The MBA programs are: the Evening MBA, 
the Executive MBA, the International MBA, the Downtown 
MBA, and the Professional MBA. 

An overview of each of these programs is provided 
below. For specific degree requirements in each program, 
please contact the program office or director. 

Downtown Master of Business 
Administration 

The Downtown MBA is a value-added program, 
designed for working professionals, providing its graduates 
with a firm understanding of the key skills, behaviors and 
techniques required for students to succeed in the 
marketplace. The program is a lock-step replicate of the 
Evening MBA Program. While courses have the same 
content and duration as the MBAs', each one is delivered 
in an 8 week intensive manner. 

The Downtown MBA provides these unique features: 

• Students complete the program in eighteen 
months 

• Classes are offered 2 evenings each week 

• The campus is conveniently located Downtown, 
in the heart of Miami 

• It provides a high level of personal service, 
catering to the needs of our participating 
executives 

• Assistance in seeking full time positions upon 
graduation 

• Professional development seminars 

For additional information about the Downtown MBA 
program, please contact the program manager at (305) 
348-3256 or visit http://chapman.fiu.edu . 



Evening Master of Business 
Administration (EVEMBA) 

The Evening Master of Business Administration 
(EVEMBA) program is designed to give students a general 
management education and to help them prepare for 
advancement in their business careers. Since it is an 
evening program, it is especially valuable for those 
students who work full-time during the daytime hours. 

• Courses are offered Monday through Thursday 
evenings, and are held at the University Park 
Campus. The Professional Development Seminars 
are offered on Saturdays in the Fall and Spring 
terms. 

• Students generally earn their MBA degree in 
approximately three years. 

• While in the program, students may select an area 
of business within which to specialize: Marketing, 
Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Manage- 
ment Information Systems, Finance, Accounting 
and International Business. 

• There is assistance in seeking full time positions 
upon graduation. 

• Students may also be eligible to pursue joint degree 
programs with the Master of Science in Finance 
(MBA/MSF) and the Master of Science in 
Management Information Systems (MBA/MSMIS), 
and dual degrees offered with the Law School 
(MBA/JD), and the Master of Arts in Latin American 
and Caribbean Studies (MBA/MALACS). 

For additional information about the Evening MBA 
program, please contact the program manager, at (305) 
348-3256 or address your inquiry to evemba(a)fiu.edu . 

MBA for Public Managers 

The Master of Business Administration for public 
managers is designed to meet the educational needs of 
federal, state, county, and city employees. This MBA 
program for public managers (MBA-PM) has been 
customized to satisfy the academic needs expressed to 
the Chapman Graduate School by leaders of Miami-Dade 
County and other agencies. Students enrolled in the MBA- 
PM will learn how to manage government as a business. 
This value added program gives you the option of taking at 
least two elective courses in fields related to Public 
Administration, Social Welfare, and International 
Relations, among others. Furthermore, you will also have 
the opportunity to specialize in a field such as accounting, 
finance, or human resource management, and obtain a 
certificate testifying to this effect. 

The MBA for Public Managers requires 45 hours of 
classroom work in a total of 15 courses, and attend a 
series of 3 professional development seminars (1 credit). 

The MBA-PM offers these unique features: 

• Complete the MBA in 19 months 

• Classes are held on Fridays from 5:30 to 9:30 
and Saturday s from 8:30 to 12:30 at our 
Downtown Center 

• Learn how to manage government as a business 

• Network and learn from professionals in other 
government agencies 

• Enjoy a high level of personal service 



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For additional information about the MBA-PM program, 
please contact the program manager at (305) 577-1681 or 
visit http://chapman.fiu.edu. 

Executive Master of Business 
Administration (EMBA) 

The Executive Master of Business Administration 
(EMBA) degree program, designed for working business 
professionals, delivers a total graduate education 
experience preparing students for new and expanding 
responsibilities as senior-level functional or general 
managers. It is a rigorous, value added program that is 
limited to a select number of qualified students. 

Program participants earn their MBA degree without 
interrupting their careers. Structured so that all 
requirements can be completed in eighteen months, the 
program is offered on Friday evenings and Saturdays at 
two South Florida locations: the MARC Building on the 
University Park Campus. Eight years of work experience, 
with five of those in management, are required for 
consideration. 

The EMBA program incorporates these unique features: 

• Complete the MBA in eighteen months without 
interrupting your career 

• Study with an learn from a diverse and highly 
select group of peers 

• Strengthen leadership, teambuilding and 
interpersonal skills 

• Be provided with assistance in seeking full time 
positions upon graduation 

• Interact with top notch faculty and international 
business executives 

• Go on an international study tour 

• Enjoy a high level of personal service and support 

• Build a lasting network of friends 

For additional information about this value-added 
program, call the EMBA office at (305) 348-1036 or email 
emba(a)fiu.edu . 

Professional Master of Business 
Administration (PMBA) 

Designed for the working professional with a minimum of 
four years of professional work experience, the 
Professional MBA program offers a fast-paced, intense 
program in which you can network with your peers and 
learn from each other in a dynamic environment. 

The PMBA program incorporates these unique features: 

• Complete the MBA in twenty months on a 
Saturday only schedule 

• Study close to home in the convenient FIU Pines 
Center in Pembroke Pines 

• Study with, learn from and network with a diverse 
group of peers in a lock-step program 

• Strengthen leadership, teambuilding and 
interpersonal skills 

• Be provided with assistance in seeking full time 
positions upon graduation 

For additional information about this value-added program, 
call the PMBA office at (305) 348-1036 or email 
pmba(5)fiu.edu . 



International Master of Business 
Administration (IMBA) 

The IMBA (International MBA) degree program features 
an MBA curriculum with an international business focus. 
This value-added program has been especially designed 
for students and professionals interested in pursuing a 
career in international business. For students from outside 
the U.S., it represents an opportunity for them to prepare 
for executive positions in the U.S. as well as in other parts 
of the world. For students in the U.S. who would like to 
pursue business leadership in international businesses, it 
provides an integrated perspective of international 
business issues and the knowledge they need to succeed 
in a rapidly evolving, global economy. 

Given the Chapman School's Miami location and 
expertise in Latin American and Caribbean business, the 
program is particularly valuable for those who want to 
secure executive positions in the Americas. 

The IMBA program incorporates these unique features: 

• An MBA curriculum that can be completed in 12 
months 

• Day-time classes five days per week 

• Global and multicultural perspective throughout 

• Language classes in Spanish, Portuguese, 
Mandarin Chinese, and Advanced Business 
English for non-native speakers 

• Assistance in seeking internships and full time 
positions upon graduation 

• Opportunity to participate in study abroad 
programs and attend university seminars on 
global business issues 

• Frequent interaction with senior executives 
involved in international business 

• Professional development seminars focused on 
leadership, team-building skills, oral and written 
presentation skills, and career preparation 

Students may also be eligible to pursue joint degree 
programs with the Master of Science in Finance 
(MBA/MSF), the Master of Science in Management 
Information Systems (MBA/MSMIS), the Law School 
(MBA/JD), and the Master of Arts in Latin American and 
Caribbean Studies (MBA/MALACS). 

For more detailed information about the IMBA program, 
please contact the program manager, at (305) 348-6880 or 
by email imba(a)fiu.edu . 

Master of International Business (MIB) 

The MIB program is a specialized degree focused on 
the key skills, behaviors and techniques required for 
students to succeed in the international marketplace. 
Although global in nature, it emphasizes those knowledge 
and abilities that are specific to doing business in The 
Americas. It is aimed at people who already possess a 
significant business background (academic and/or 
practical), and who wish to deepen their understanding of 
international business practices and opportunities. 

MIB students also benefit from studying in South 
Florida, particularly since Miami is a major center for 
international trade and finance and a gateway linking the 
Americas to the world. The MIB faculty is adept at 
blending theoretical understanding with practical 
application. A variety of teaching/learning approaches- 
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presentations, executive guest lectures, and simulations- 
keep classes lively and interesting. The global character 
of the MIB program is inherent in its curriculum and in the 
diverse nationalities of the students enrolled in it. Because 
of the diversity of our student body, students continually 
share and learn from their multinational perspectives and 
experiences. In addition to the international business 
expertise of its faculty, the program features lectures and 
seminars by multinational, foreign, and U.S. -based 
corporate business leaders. 
Its key features include: 

• The only international degree in the College of 
Business Administration (CBA) in which 
participants are required to have a business 
background 

• Emphasis on the global aspect of business 

• Participation in seminars, conferences and field 
trips conducted by the Knight Ridder Center for 
Excellence in Management and the Global 
Entrepreneurship Center 

• Possibility of earning a second (MBA) degree at 
one of our partner institutions 

• Participation in a series of workshops focused on 
leadership, interpersonal and communication 
skills 

• A high level of personal service and support 

• Assistance in seeking internships and full time 
positions upon graduation 

For additional information about the MIB program please 
contact the program manager at (305) 348 3279 or by 
email mib(5),f iu.edu . 

Dual-Degree Students 

Students from our international partner schools have the 
opportunity to earn a dual degree: an MBA from their 
home institutions and an MIB from Florida International 
University. Students in this program complete one year 
towards their MBA degree at their home institutions, and 
then attend the MIB program during their second year to 
complete both degrees. Students in the program also have 
the opportunity to remain in the U.S. for an additional 
twelve months under the Optional Training Program. 

For more information about this program, please contact 
the program manager at (305) 348-3279 or by email to 
mib(a).fiu.edu . 

Other Master's Programs 

The Chapman School offers a variety of Master of 
Science and professional master's degree programs: 
Master of Accounting; Executive Master of Science in 
Taxation; Master of Science in Finance; Master of Science 
in Management Information Systems, Master of Science in 
Human Resource Management, and Master of Science in 
International Real Estate. For more information about 
these programs, please go to the respective departmental 
pages in the catalog or visit us at: 
http://www.chapman.fiu.edu . 

Ph.D. Program 

The Chapman School offers a Ph.D. in Business 
Administration. The objective of this degree program is to 
prepare students for a career in academia by building their 
understanding of the substantive domains and literature 
within their selected areas of concentration. It provides 



them with the methodological and analytical tools required 
for executing research and creating knowledge. It 
develops their skills in formulating, conducting, and 
communicating quality research. In the process, it also 
fosters their ability to teach effectively. 

The Ph.D. program typically requires a minimum of four 
years of full-time study: two-and-a-half years of 
coursework and summer projects and a year-and-a-half of 
dissertation research. Students will take a minimum of 16 
courses (with a minimum of six courses in their chosen 
area of concentration). Students also will complete 
summer research projects under faculty supervision. 

Areas of Concentration 

Accounting 

Management Information Systems 

Marketing 

Finance 

Management, which includes the sub-areas: 

• Strategic Management 

• Entrepreneurship 

• International Business and International 
Management 

• Human Resource Management 

• Organizational Behavior 

• Hospitality Management 

Admission Requirements 

All qualified students are encouraged to apply to the 
program, regardless of their sex, age, race, color, creed, 
handicap, marital status, or national or ethnic origin. 
Applications are accepted from prospective students with a 
broad variety of educational backgrounds, including areas 
like business, liberal arts, and the sciences. Those 
students selected for the Ph.D. program must demonstrate 
strong evidence of ability, scholarly interest, and success. 
Applicants should submit the following: 

1 . A completed application form and processing fee. 

2. Three letters of recommendation. 

3. Official transcripts from all institutions in which the 
applicant has completed any undergraduate and graduate 
course work. Applicants are expected to have at least a 
3.0 GPA in their coursework. 

4. A report from the Educational Testing Service giving 
the applicant's score on the Graduate Management 
Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam 
(GRE). Entering students are expected to score a 
minimum of 570 on the GMAT or 1120 (combined verbal 
and qualitative) on the GRE. 

5. A formal statement of purpose for seeking the 
doctoral degree and specific reasons for applying to 
Florida International University. 

6. A curriculum vitae. 

7. International graduate student applicants whose 
native language is not English are required to submit a 
score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing 
System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 
6.3 overall on the IELTS is required. Such applicants also 
should review the "General Admission Requirements for 
Foreign Students" in the "Admission" section of this 
catalog. 

The College admits a new class of doctoral students 
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Complete applications must be received by March 1. 
Acceptance decisions typically will be made in April, for 
admission in the Fall semester. 

Applicants are considered once all the required 
documents have been received. 

Degree Requirements 

General degree requirements for all candidates for a 
Ph.D. in Business Administration include: 

1. Successful completion of all required coursework. 

2. Successful completion of a comprehensive 
examination at the end of this coursework. 

3. Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation. 

Financial Aid 

Applicants to the doctoral program may request financial 
aid by completing the appropriate form. Stipends requiring 
a mixture of research and teaching are also available. 
These stipends may include both a cash award and a 
tuition waiver, depending upon the applicant's 
qualifications. If you wish to apply for a stipend include 
this request with your application documents. 

Note: The programs, policies, requirements, and 
regulations listed in this catalog are subject to continual 
review in order to meet the needs of the University's 
various publics and to respond to the mandates of the 
State Board of Education and the Florida Legislature. 
Changes may be made without advance notice. Please 
refer to the "General Information" section of this catalog for 
the University's policies, requirements, and regulations. 

For more information please refer to our website: 
http://www.cba.fiu.edu/web/phd or call (305) 348-1746. 

Master of Business 
Administration/Master of Arts in Latin 
American and Caribbean Studies Joint 
Degree Program 

The Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business 
and the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida 
International University have approved a joint degree 
program culminating in both a Master of Business 
Administration degree (MBA), awarded by the College of 
Business Administration, and a Master of Arts in Latin 
American and Caribbean Studies degree (MALACS), 
administered by the Latin American and Caribbean Center 
(LACC) for the College of Arts and Sciences. Under the 
joint degree program, a student can obtain both degrees in 
significantly less time than it would take to obtain both 
degrees if pursued consecutively. Essential criteria 
relating to the joint degree program are as follows: 

1. Candidates to the joint degree program must 
meet the entrance requirements established by each 
individual program. Candidates must indicate on the 
application their intention to pursue the joint degree option. 
Students deciding to pursue the joint degree option after 
having been admitted to one program will, of course, be 
able to indicate this intention only on their second 
application. 

2. Applications for a joint degree will not be 
accepted from candidates who have already completed 
either degree. Business Administration students must 
apply and be admitted by no later than the semester in 
which they are expected to complete 18 pre-core and core 
credit hours in the MBA program. MALACS students must 



apply and be admitted by no later than the semester in 
which they are expected to complete 18 credit hours in 
that program. 

3. Candidates must satisfy all requirements for each 
degree. Twelve (12) credit hours from the MBA curriculum 
pre-core and core requirements may count toward the 
MALACS degree to satisfy MALACS concentration 
requirements. Nine (9) credit hours from the MALACS 
course offerings may be applied to satisfy MBA elective 
requirements. All courses transferred between degrees 
must be completed with a grade point average of 3.0 or 
higher. MALACS courses transferred to meet MBA 
elective credit must be 6000 or 7000 level courses 
approved by the University Curriculum Committee and be 
from the approved MALACS course list in the social 
science disciplines of anthropology, economics, 
environmental studies, history, international relations, Latin 
American and Caribbean Studies (interdisciplinary), 
political science, or sociology. The Dean of the Chapman 
Graduate School of Business (or his/her delegate) has 
final authority on the approval of which courses may be 
transferred to meet MBA elective requirements. 

4. Based on existing MBA and MALACS 
curriculums, specifics on the transfer of credits between 
include the following. Participants in the joint degree 
program will obtain a MALACS concentration in 
International Business. Four MBA pre-core or core 
courses (12 credits) may be transferred to meet the 
student's MALACS concentration requirements. Students 
who have not taken MAN 6910 Research Methods in 
Management as an MBA elective course will be required to 
take a MALACS-approved social science research 
methods course as one of their first MALACS courses. 
With the 12 credit transfer from the MBA program, to 
obtain the MALACS degree, the student will be required to 
take the MALACS gateway interdisciplinary course LAS 
6003 Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean (3 
credits), the MALACS required data analysis course LAS 
6930 Latin American and Caribbean Data Analysis (3 
credits), one additional course in the MALACS 
concentration of International Business (the social science 
research methods course may meet this requirement) (3 
credits), three additional courses in at least two MALACS 
concentrations other than International Business (9 
credits), and a MALACS graduation exit option (6 credits), 
for a total of 24 MALACS credits. Candidates for the 
MALACS degree must also meet MALACS language 
proficiency requirements. With the 9 credit transfer from 
the MALACS program, to obtain the MBA degree, the 
student will be required to take all MBA pre-core, core, and 
professional development seminar courses, plus one MBA 
elective, for a total of 46 MBA credits. Directors of the 
MBA and MALACS degree programs may adjust the exact 
course numbers and titles required for degree completion 
as a result of future changes to the MBA or MALACS 
curriculums. 

5. If the joint degree candidate chooses the thesis 
exit option for the MALACS degree, the thesis must 
address a Latin American or Caribbean business or 
management issue. The thesis committee must be 
chaired by a College of Arts and Sciences faculty member. 
Furthermore, the thesis committee must have at least one 
member from both the College of Business Administration 
and College of Arts and Sciences. Thesis committee co- 
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recommended. Candidates selecting a MALACS exit 
option other than the thesis must follow the procedures 
established by the MALACS program. MALACS will 
establish the necessary thesis, internship, independent 
study, or directed research course numbers to allow 
Graduate School of Business faculty to participate in 
MALACS exit options for joint degree students. 

6. Candidates accepted to the joint degree program 
may begin their studies in either program first. All 
candidates must register for classes during the regular 
registration period for the respective program. 
Additionally, joint degree students must register for a 
course or courses in their second degree no later than the 
semester commencing the second half of their first degree 
program. 

7. Joint degree candidates will not receive either 
degree until all requirements for both programs have been 
satisfied. Students deciding against completing a second 
degree must satisfy all first degree program requirements 
as if the student had never been a joint degree candidate. 
Subject to prior approval, graduate students are normally 
allowed six (6) credit hours from graduate level courses 
offered by other units of the University as counting toward 
single degrees. 

8. Candidates in the joint degree program will be 
eligible for the graduate teaching assistantships, graduate 
research assistantships, and scholarships in the Chapman 
Graduate School of Business and LACC on the same 
basis as other graduate students, subject to the guidelines 
and restrictions set by either program. 

9. Future changes to the joint MBA/MALACS 
degree program must be endorsed by the College of 
Business Administration Faculty Curriculum Committee 
and Dean of the Chapman Graduate School of Business; 
the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Curriculum 
Committee and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; 
and approved by the University Curriculum Committee, 
Graudate Council, the Faculty Senate, Dean of the 
University Graduate School, and the Provost. 

For additional information, contact the Evening MBA 
offices at (305) 348-5256 or the Latin American and 
Caribbean Center (LACC) at (305) 348-2894. 

Master of Business Administration/ 
Jurisprudence Doctorate 

Under the joint degree program, a student can obtain both 
degrees in significantly less time than it would take to 
obtain both degrees if pursued consecutively. Essential 
criteria relating to the joint degree program are as follows: 

1. Candidates for the program must meet the 
entrance requirements for and be accepted by both 
Colleges. Both Colleges must be informed by the student 
at the time of application to the second program that the 
student intends to pursue the joint degree. 

2. The joint degree program is not open to students 
who have already earned one degree. 

3. For law students, enrollment in the MBA program 
is required no later than the completion of 63 credit hours 
in the JD program. For MBA students, enrollment in the 
JD program is required no later than the third semester 
after beginning the MBA program. For purposes of this 
paragraph, a summer session is counted as half a 
semester. 

4. A student must satisfy the curriculum 
requirements for each degree before either degree is 



awarded. The College of Business Administration will 
allow 12 credit hours of upper level business and 
commercial law courses to be credited toward both the 
M.B.A. and J.D. degrees. These 12 credit hours of law 
classes will be in lieu of the Legal Environment of 
Business course (3 credit hours) and three of the elective 
courses (totaling 9 credit hours) required for the M.B.A. 
degree. A student may obtain a concentration in the 
M.B.A. program in accordance with the School of Business 
Administration curriculum requirements for concentrations. 
Reciprocally, law students may receive 9 hours of credit 
toward the satisfaction of the J.D. degree for courses 
taken in the M.B.A. curriculum upon completion of the 
M.B.A. degree curriculum with a grade point average of 
3.0 or higher. 

5. A student enrolled in the joint degree program 
may begin the student's studies in either College, but full- 
time law students must take the first two semesters of law 
study consecutively and part-time law students must take 
the first three semesters of law study consecutively. 
Students admitted to one College but electing to begin 
study in the other College under the joint degree program 
may enter the second College thereafter without once 
again qualifying for admission so long as they have 
notified the second College before the end of the first week 
of the first semester in the second College and are in good 
academic standing when studies commence in the second 
College. 

6. A student enrolled in the joint degree program will 
not receive either degree until the student has satisfied all 
of the requirements for both degrees, or until the student 
has satisfied the requirements of one of the degrees as if 
the student had not been a joint degree candidate. 

7. Students in the joint degree program will be 
eligible for the graduate teaching assistantships and 
research assistantships in the College of Business 
Administration on the same basis as other MBA students, 
subject to the guidelines and restrictions set by the College 
of Business Administration. 

For additional information, contact the Evening MBA 
offices at (305) 348-3256 or the Law School Admissions 
Office at (305) 348-8006. 

Master of Science in Finance/Master of 
Business Administration Joint Degree 
Program 

The Department of Finance and the MBA program in the 
Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business at 
Florida International University offers a joint degree 
program culminating in both a Master of Business 
Administration degree (MBA), and a Master of Science in 
Finance degree (Fast Track-MSF). Under the joint degree 
program, a student can obtain both degrees in significantly 
less time than it would take to obtain both degrees if 
pursued consecutively. The joint degree program uses 
existing faculty, courses, and resources. Important criteria 
relating to the joint degree program are as follows: 

1. Candidates to the joint degree program must 
meet the entrance requirements established by each 
individual program. Candidates must indicate in the 
application their intention to pursue the joint degree option. 
Students deciding to pursue the joint degree option after 
having been admitted to one program will indicate this 
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2. Applications for a joint degree will not be 
accepted from candidates who have already completed 
either degree. MBA or Fast Track-MSF students must 
apply and be admitted by no later than the second to last 
semester in which they are expected to complete their 
original degree requirements. 

3. Candidates must satisfy all requirements for each 
degree. To obtain the MSF degree, the student will be 
required to take eleven (11) finance courses. This 
includes the two finance courses in the MBA core 
program, plus nine finance courses from the MSF fast 
track program, for a total of 33 credit hours. Three of the 
nine MSF courses will be used to satisfy part of the 
elective requirements of the MBA program. To obtain the 
MBA degree, the student will have to fulfill all the MBA 
program requirements. The two degrees will have 5 
common courses. Courses transferred between degrees 
must be completed with a grade point average of 3.0 or 
higher. MSF courses transferred to meet MBA elective 
credit must be 6000 level courses approved by the 
University Curriculum Committee. Directors of the MBA 
and MSF degree programs may adjust these exact course 
requirements as a result of future changes to the MBA of 
MSF curriculums. 

4. Joint degree candidates will not receive either 
degree until all requirements for both programs have been 
satisfied. Students deciding against completing a second 
degree must satisfy all first degree program requirements 
as if the student hd never been a joint degree candidate. 

5. The joint degree program will begin with the 
Spring 2004 semester. 

6. With the joint degree program students will take a 
total of 73 credit hours to get both degrees. Without the 
joint degree program students will need to take 88 credit 
hours to get both degrees. Thus, MBA students who have 
taken nine credits of MSF fast track common courses may 
obtain an MSF degree with only an additional 18 credits. 
MSF students who have taken six credits of MBA core 
finance courses may obtain an MBA degree with only an 
additional 40 credits. 

For additional information, contact the Evening MBA 
Office at (305) 348-3256 or the Master of Science in 
Finance Office at (305) 348-4198. 

Master of Science in Management 
Information Systems/Master of Business 
Administration Joint Degree Program 

The Department of Decision Sciences and the MBA 
program in the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of 
Business at Florida International University are proposing 
a joint degree program culminating in both a Master of 
Business Administration (MBA), and a Master of Science 
in Management Information Systems degree (MSMIS). 
Under the joint degree program, a student can obtain both 
degrees in significantly less time than it would take to 
obtain both degrees if pursued consecutively. The joint 
degree program will use existing faculty, courses, and 
resources. Important criteria relating to the joint degree 
program are as follows: 

1. Candidates to the joint degree program must 
meet the entrance requirements established by each 
individual program. Candidates must indicate on the 
application their intention to pursue the joint degree option. 
Students deciding to pursue the joint degree option after 



having been admitted to one program will indicate this 
intention only on their second application. 

2. Applications for a joint degree will not be 
accepted from candidates who have already completed 
either degree. MBA or MSMIS students must apply and be 
admitted nc later than the second to last semester in 
which they are expected to complete their original degree 
requirements. 

3. Candidates must satisfy all requirements for each 
degree. To obtian the MSMIS degree, the student will be 
required to take twelve (12) MIS courses. This incldues the 
one MIS course in the MBA core program, plus eleven 
MIS courses from the MSMIS program, for a total of 36 
credit hours. Four of these eleven MSMIS courses will be 
used to satisfy part of the elective requirements of the 
MBA program. To obtain the MBA degree, the student will 
have to fultill all the MBA program requirements. The two 
degrees will have five common courses. All courses 
transferred between degrees must be completed with a 
grade point average of 3.0 or higher. MSMIS courses 
transferred to meet MBA elective credit must be 6000 level 
courses approved by the University Curriculum 
Committee. Directors of the MBA and MSMIS degree 
programs may adjust these exact course requirements as 
a result of future changes to the MBA or MSMIS 
curriculums. 

4. Joint degree candidates will not receive either 
degree until all requirements for both programs have been 
satisfied. Students deciding against completing a second 
degree must satisfy all first degree program requirements 
as if the student had never been a joint degree candidate. 

5. With the joint degree program students will take a 
total of 76 credit hours to get both degrees. Without the 
joint degree program students will need to take 91 credit 
hours to get both degrees. Thus, MBA students who have 
taken twelve credits of MSMIS common courses may 
obtain an MSMIS degree with an additional 21 credits. 
MSMIS students who have taken three credits of a MBA 
core MIS course may obtain an MBA degree with only 40 
credtis. 

For additional information, contact the Evening MBA 
office at (305) 348-3256 or the MSMIS Office at (305) 348- 
6852. 

Combined BS in Mechanical 
Engineering/MBA Program 

Student's who pursue a BS degree and are in their first 
semester of the senior year, with at least a 3.3 GPA on 
both overall and upper division courses may, upon 
recommendation from three MME faculty members, apply 
to the department to enroll in the combined BS/MBA 
program. Students must also submit an on-line application 
to the University Graduate School for admission to the 
MBA program. Students applying to the combined 
program are not required to pay the application fee. In 
addition to the admission requirements of the combined 
BS/MBA program, students must meet all the admission 
requirements of the University Graduate School and those 
of the College of Business Administration. 

The MBA curriculum at the Chapman Graduate School 
of business consists of 9 credit hours of pre-core courses, 
31 credit hours of core courses, 3 credit hours of 
professional development seminars, and 12 credit hours of 
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The pre-core of 9 credit hours may be considered for 
waiver based on prior course work or exemption exams. 
An evaluation will be conducted at the time of admission to 
determine eligibility for a wavier by the MBA program 
graduate advisor. 

In addition, students can count up to three MME 
graduate courses as credits for both the BS electives and 
the MBA electives, for a total savings of 9 credit hours. 
The following is a list of eligible MME graduate courses: 

EML 5xxx Professional Development and 

Leadership for Mechanical Engineers 
EML 5xxx Special Projects in Mechanical 

Engineering Design and Business 
Development* 
EML 6908 Independent Studies* 

*These courses should have management, decision 
making and/or cost estimating components. 
The combined BS/MBA program has been designed to be 
a continuous program. During this combined BS/MBA 
program, upon completion of all the requirements of the 
undergraduate program, students will receive their BS 
degree. Students may also elect to permanently leavce the 
combined program at any time and earn only the BS 
degree. Students who elect to leave the combined 
program and earn only the BS degree will have the same 
access requirements to regular graduate programs as any 
other student, but will not be able to use the 9 credit hours 
in both the BS and MBA degrees. 

For each of the graduate courses counted as credits for 
both BS and MBA degrees, a minimum grade of "B" is 
required. Students are responsible for confirming the 
eligibility of each course with the undergraduate advisor. 

Students interested in the program should consult with 
the undergraduate advisor on their eligibility to the 
program. The students should also meet the MBA program 
graduate advisor to learn about the graduate program and 
available courses before completing the application form 
and submitting it to the undergraduate advisor. Final 
decision for admission to the MBA program will be made 
by the University Graduate School upon recommendation 
by the College of Business Administration. Applicants will 
be notified by the department and the University Graduate 
School of the decision on their applications. 

Combined BS in Civil Engineering/MBA 
Program 

Students, who pursue a BS degree and are in their first 
semester of the senior year, with at least a 3.3 GPA on 
both overall and upper division courses may, upon 
recommendation from three CEE faculty members, apply 
to the department to enroll in the combined BS/MBA 
program. Students must also submit an on-line application 
to the University Graduate School for admission to the 
MBA program. Students applying to the combined 
program are not required to pay the application fee. In 
addition to the admission requirements of the University 
Graduate School and those of the College of Business 
Administration. 

The MBA curriculum at the Chapman Graduate School 
of business consists of 9 credit hours of pre-core courses, 
31 credit hours of core courses, 3 credit hours of 
professional development seminars, and 12 credit hours of 
elective courses, for a total of 55 credit hours. 



The pre-core of 9 credit hours may be considered for 
waiver based on prior course work or exemption exams. 
An evaluation will be conducted at the time of admission to 
determine eligibility for a waiver by the MBA program 
graduate advisor. 

In addition, students can count up to three CEE 
graduate courses as credits for both the BS electives and 
the MBA electives, for a total savings of 9 credit hours. 
The following is a list of eligible CEE graduate courses: 
CCE 5035 Constrcution Engineering Management 

CCE 5036 Advanced Project Planning for Civil 

Engineers 
CCE 5505 Computer Integrated Construction 

Engineering 
CGN5315 Civil Engineering Systems 

CGN 5320 GIS Applications in Civil and 

Environmental Engineering 
CGN 5930 Special Topics* 

ENV 5007 Environmental Planning 

ENV 5008 Appropriate Technology for Developing 

Countries 
ENV 51 05 Air Quality Management 

ENV 5659 Regional Planning Engineering 

ENV 5666 Water Quality Management 

ENV 5905 Independent Study* 

ENV 5930 Special Topics in Environmental 

Engineering* 
TTE 5007 Transportation Systems in Developing 

Nations 
TTE 501 5 Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering 

TTE 5100 Transportation and Growht Management 

TTE 5606 Transportation Systems Modeling and 

Analysis 
URP5312 Urban Land Use Planning 

URP 5316 Environmental and Urban Systems 

*These courses should have management, decision 
making and/or cost estimating components. 

The combined BS/MBA program has been designed to 
be a continuous program. During this combined BS/MBA 
program, upon completion of all requirements of the 
undergraduate program, students will receive their BS 
degrees. Students may also elect to permanently leave the 
combined program at any time and earn only the BS 
degree. Students who elect to leave the combined 
program and earn only the BS degree will have the same 
access requirements to regular graduate programs as any 
other student, but will not be able to use the 9 credits in 
both the BS and MBA degrees. 

For each of the graduate courses counted as credits for 
both BS and MBA degrees, a minumum grade of "B" is 
required. Students are responsible for confirming the 
eligibility of each course with the undergraduate advisor. 

Students interested in the program should consult with 
the undergraduate advisor on their eligibility to the 
program. The students should also meet the MBA 
graduate program advisor to learn about the graduate 
program and available courses before completing the 
application form and submitting it to the undergraduate 
advisor. Final decision for admission to the MBA program 
will be made by the University Graduate School upon 
recommendation by the College of Business 
Administration. Applicants will be notified by the 
department and the University Graduate School og the 
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School of Accounting 

Christos Koulamas, Interim Director 

Abhijit Barua, Assistant Professor 

Rolf Auster, Professor Emeritus 

Lucia Chang, Professor Emeritus 

Lewis F. Davidson, Professor and Faculty Director, 

MACC 
Manuel Dieguez, Lecturer and Associate Director 
Mort Dittenhoffer, Professor Emeritus 
Donald W. Fair, Lecturer and Associate Dean 
Dana A. Forgione, Professor and Director, CAATS 
Georgina Garcia, Lecturer 
Wendy Gelman, Lecturer 
C. Delano Gray, Lecturer 
Cherie J. Henning, Professor and Faculty Director, 

EMST 
Kenneth Henry, Visiting Lecturer 
Kathryn Jervis, Assistant Professor 
Sharon Lassar, Assistant Professor 
Stephen W. Lin, Associate Professor 
Myron Lubell, Associate Professor 
Antoinette Lynch, Assistant Professor 
Peter Manheimer, Lecturer 
Kenneth S. Most, Professor Emeritus 
Felix Pomeranz, Professor Emeritus 
Kannan Raghunandan, Professor 
Dasaratha V. Rama, Professor 
Leonardo Rodriguez, Professor Emeritus 
Krishnamurthy Surysekar, Associate Professor 
Clark Wheatley, Associate Professor 
John Wrieden, Distinguished Senior Lecturer 
Participating Faculty 
Charles Goldman 

Purpose 

The mission of the School of Accounting is: 

• To provide students with an up-to-date education in 
professional accounting with due attention to its 
quality and timeliness in light of a market and 
regulatory environment continually being affected by 
rapid changes in technology. 

• To provide the professional community in 
government, industry, and public accounting with 
graduates who are exceptionally well qualified 
professionals at various levels and who will have 
mastered the techniques necessary to manage in a 
climate of dynamic change. 

• To create a positive climate for students to develop 
their ethical value system and a commitment to life- 
long learning. 

• To promote pure, applied, and instructional research 
which expands the boundaries of knowledge, supports 
the work of practitioners, and welds the latest 
research results to the latest teaching techniques. 

• To support and recognize the development of the 
faculty regarding their teaching, research and service 
responsibilities. 

• To support the accounting and other professions in 
South Florida and elsewhere with life-long learning via 
short courses, conferences, and published materials 
designed to hone practitioners' skills in the latest 
technical and professional developments and in 



recognizing environmental trends that may affect 
future practices. 

• To provide meaningful knowledge of professional 
accounting concepts and information to other 
academic and professional disciplines. 

• To support the mission and objectives established by 
the College of Business Administration and to foster 
the design and implementation of the University's 
strategic and tactical plans. 

Master's Degree Programs 

The School of Accounting offers three graduate degree 
programs: Master of Accounting, Master of Science in 
Taxation, and Executive Master of Science in Taxation. 
The programs are designed for students who have 
completed an undergraduate degree in accounting, or the 
equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or 
university. The Director of the School of Accounting will 
determine the equivalency of students' undergraduate 
degrees. 

Students whose undergraduate degrees are in majors 
other than accounting will be required to make up for any 
business and/or accounting deficiencies. The Director of 
the School must approve programs of study for students 
seeking to correct such deficiencies. 

All students taking graduate accounting and tax courses 
must be fully admitted to one of the graduate accounting 
programs or have written permission from the Director of 
the School. Registration for all such course work must be 
made through the appropriate College advisor. 

Special Program Requirements 

A student with a degree in business who is admitted into 
the Master of Accounting (MACC) program may be 
required to complete up to 8 accounting pre-core courses 
(24 credit hours), to be selected from the following three 
credit-hour courses: 

ACG 4101 Financial Accounting I 

ACG 41 1 1 Financial Accounting II 

ACG 4201 Financial Accounting III 

ACG 4651 Auditing 

ACG 4401 Accounting Information Systems 

ACG 4341 Management Accounting and Control 

BUL 4320 Business Law I 

BUL4321 Business Law II 

TAX 4001 Income Tax Accounting 

TAX 4011 Taxation of Corporations and 

Partnerships 

A student with a non-business degree who is admitted to 
this program will be required to complete, in addition to the 
pre-core courses listed above, the core courses for the 
Evening MBA program or equivalent undergraduate 
courses. MAN 6726 (Strategic Management) must be 
taken under either option. 

Master of Accounting (MACC) 

The Master of Accounting degree program prepares 
students for a career in accounting. For those already 
pursuing such a career or who are seeking to change 
careers to one in accounting, the program offers excellent 
preparation as well. The program satisfies the 30 semester 
hours beyond a Bachelor's degree required for the CPA 
examination. 

Depending on a student's interests, he or she will 
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Careers 

Financial Accounting/ 
Auditing 

Systems 



Internal Auditing 



Independent 
accountant in public 
accounting 

Accounting systems, 
consultant, auditor, 
corporate officer, 
or public accountant 
Internal auditor, industry or 
government 



Corporate Management Internal accountant 
Accounting or corporate officer 

Students interested in sitting for the CPA examination 
must include law and 36 hours of accounting as required 
by the Florida Statute. 

Degree Requirements 

Students pursuing a MACC with any of the 
concentrations listed above must complete the following 
requirements: 

Accounting Core 

ACG 6135 Seminar in Financial Accounting 

Theory I 
ACG 6657 Environment of Accounting and 

Auditing 
ACG 6437 Advanced Accounting Information 

Systems 
Unless approved in advance by the Director of the 
School, these required courses cannot be transferred. 

Electives 

Electives (seven courses) must be selected from the 
following two groups of courses: 

1 . No more than two courses from this list: 

TAX 6065 Tax Research Practice and Procedure 

TAX 61 05 Taxation of Corporations I 

TAX 6205 Partnership Taxation 

2. Additional 6000-level courses, approved by the 
Director, School of Accounting, with a minimum of four 
courses (12 credit hours) in a single concentration 
selected from a) financial accounting/auditing; b) systems; 
c) internal auditing; or d) corporate/management 
accounting 

Master of Accounting (MACC), value- 
added track 

The Master of Accounting (MACC), value-added track, 
is a 10-month, 10-course program tailored to address the 
needs of working professionals who wish to obtain the 
degree in an accelerated time span. The program, which 
is a tuition-plus-fee offering, is also designed to satisfy the 
additional 30 semester hours beyond the bachelor's 
degree for the CPA examination. For additional 
information about the program, contact the program 
manager at (305) 348-7662. 
ACG 6176 Evaluation of Financial Reports, 

Business Analysis and Valuation 
ACG 6437 Advanced Accounting Information 

Systems 
TAX 6026 Value-Added Tax Strategies for 

Business Decisions 
ACG 6466 Accounting Enterprise Resource 



ACG 6406 



ACG 6625 
ACG 6257 



ACG 6686 
ACG 6657 



ACG 6225 



Planning 

Accounting Data Warehousing and 

Analysis 

Information Technology Auditing 

Global Accounting, Auditing and 

Financial Strategy 

Fraud Examination 

Environment of Accounting and 

Auditing 

Value Added Accounting Practices in 

Strategic Business Decisions 



Computer Requirements 

All MACC students are expected to own a laptop computer 
with wireless capability. You must have a laptop comptuer 
in order to begin your studies. A list of minimum 
requirements is available at http://chapman.fiu.edu or by 
contacting the program office at (305) 348-7662. 

Graduate Certificate in Accounting 
(GCA) 

Admission 

Students will be admitted to the Graduate Certificate 
only in the Fall and Spring. The applicant must have an 
undergraduate GPA 2.75 or better. If the undergraduate 
major is not accounting, the students would have to first 
complete any accounting prerequisites necessary to allow 
them to take the courses listed below. If the 
undergraduate major is not business, the students would 
have to complete the common body prerequisites for 
general business as well. If the student wishes to sit for 
the CPA exam, they will need a total of 36 semester hours 
of accounting and 39 hours of general business including 
six hours of business law. 

If a student has completed 12 hours in the certificate 
with a 3.25 of better GPA he/she may be admitted to the 
MACC degree program without taking the GRE or GMAT 
examination as long as the undergraduate GPA was 
between 2.75 and 3.0. Eligible students would have to 
apply and be admitted to the MACC before taking any 
additional courses in order to have the additional courses 
be counted to both the certificate and the MACC. The 
decision on the acceptability of the Graduate Certificate 
credits would be made by the Graduate Program Director. 

Courses 

ACG 6176 Evaluation of Financial Reports, 

Business Analysis and Valuation 
ACG 6437 Advanced Accounting Information 

Systems 
TAX 6026 Value-Added Tax Strategies for 

Business Decisions 
ACG 6466 Accounting Enterprise Resource 

Planning 
ACG 6406 Accounting Data Warehousing and 

Analysis 
ACG 6625 Information Technology Auditing 

These courses are currently part of the MACC degree 
and students eligible to shift to the Masters program would 
do so with no loss of credits. Because of the manner in 
which the MACC is scheduled, potentially eligible students 
would have to apply for the MACC after the first two 
courses, with the decision to admit or not coming after 
grades are turned in for the second pair of courses. For 



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additional information about the program, contact the 
program manager at (305) 348-7662. 

Master of Science in Taxation (MST) 

The Master of Science in Taxation program prepares 
students for entry and advancement in the specialized 
area of taxation. The program satisfies the 30 semester 
hours beyond a Bachelor's degree required for the CPA 
examination. 

The Director of the School of Accounting must approve 
students' programs of study. 

Degree Requirements 

Tax Core 12 hours 
Electives 18 hours 

Tax Core 



Tax Research Practice and Procedure 

Taxation of Corporations I 

Estate and Gift Taxation 

Current Developments in Taxation 



TAX 6065 
TAX 6105 
TAX 6405 
TAX 6875 

Electives 

Six additional 6000-level courses approved by the 
Director, School of Accounting, three of which must be tax 
courses (excluding TAX 6005, and TAX 6935). 

Note: Students admitted to the MST program who wish to 
sit for the CPA exam and who are required to complete 
deficiencies in undergraduate accounting by completing 
the accounting pre-core courses are not required to take 
TAX 4001, Income Tax, as part of the Accounting Pre- 
Core. 

Florida CPA Requirement 

Completing a Bachelor of Business Administration with a 
concentration in Accounting does not alone meet the 
Florida State Board of Accountancy requirements for the 
CPA exam. With a carefully-planned program of study, a 
student who earns either a MACC or an MST will be 
qualified to sit for the CPA exam and, upon completing it 
successfully, will be certified in the State of Florida. There 
is no additional experience requirement. 

Executive Master of Science in Taxation 
(EMST) 

The Executive Master of Science in Taxation (EMST) 
degree program is a special, 10-course, 12 month 
program tailored to address the needs of working 
professionals who wish to obtain the degree in an 
accelerated time span. The program, which is a tuition- 
plus-fee offering, is also designed to satisfy the additional 
30 semester hours beyond the Bachelor's degree for the 
CPA examination. 

TAX 6065 
TAX 6446 
TAX 6206 
TAX 6107 
TAX 6305 
TAX 6026 

TAX 6507 
TAX 6876 
TAX 6805 
TAX 6875 



Tax Research, Practice & Procedures 

Wealth Transfers 

Taxation for Pass-Through Entities 

Federal Corporate Taxation 

State & Local Taxation 

Value-Added Tax Strategies for 

Business Decisions 

Principles of International Taxation 

Transactions in Property 

Tax Policy 

Current Developments in Taxation 



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